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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Ukraine has started receiving gas from Norway under the deal between Naftogaz and Statoil
08.10.2014 | 13:11
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

"We have started receiving natural gas under the contract between the Naftogaz of Ukraine and one of the world's largest energy operators, the Norwegian company Statoil," said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on Wednesday, October 8.

The Head of Government has noted that deliveries began at 6 a.m. on October 1.

He emphasized the situation in energy area is complicated, however, it is overseen by the Government. He reminded 16.7 billion cubic meters of gas has been accumulated in Ukraine’s gas storages.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that in order to pass the winter, Ukraine needs to purchase about 5 billion cubic meters of gas additionally. According to him, there are two solutions to this problem. The first one is a temporary agreement, "We in synergy with the European Union pursue a common energy policy in order to sign a provisional agreement for the shipment of natural gas until the Stockholm arbitration court finally solves the dispute between Naftogaz and Gazprom".

"The second option is unless such agreement is reached within the tripartite framework, in which the EU and Ukraine share a common position and the third party is the Russian Federation, Ukraine has filed the suit so that the court could issue a temporary solution to set the relevant price and terms of delivery of such natural gas, until a final decision of the Stockholm court is obtained", explained Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

“Naftogaz Ukrayiny is in permanent contact with our European partners. We have clearly expressed our position of how we see the conditions of signing of the provisional agreement. And we expect further negotiations and decision in this issue," said the Head of Government.


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