Explanations for Mass Media

NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" would like to draw attention of mass media representatives to the following problem: there is no any direct dependence (in accordance with the existing contracts concluded by and between NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" and JSC "Gazprom" ) in respect of pumping of natural gas to the underground gas storages of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" and transit of Russian gas.

The Company declares that no volumes of gas, which belongs to JSC "Gazprom", are stored in the Ukrainian underground gas storages beginning from the first months of 2006. Hence, during 4 last years and till now no claims may be raised to the address of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" from the part of JSC "Gazprom" concerning consumption of the natural gas from the underground gas storages of Ukraine.

NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" would like to note that the entire volume of the Russian transit gas, which enters to the territory of Ukraine, is transported to the consumers from the European countries. In order to ensure transit of the Russian gas during "peak" periods, NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" has sent notices to the address of JSC "Gazprom" with the offers to pump down additional volumes of gas to the Ukrainian underground gas storages, because there is a valid contract concluded by two companies, and this contract contains provisions to implement such possibility for JSC "Gazprom". NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" has received no positive answer from its Russian partners in respect of its offer.

NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" continues preparation work for the next heating period in accordance with the schedule developed by the Company. As of June 24, 19.25 bcm of gas are pumped to underground gas storages (UGS), that is 1 bcm more than during similar periods of time in 2007 and 2008. The entire volume of natural gas, which is pumped to UGS, will be used in order to ensure uninterruptible functioning of the joint gas-transport system of the European continent.


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