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Ostap Semerak: There won't be any corruption schemes in the gas market
09.10.2014 | 18:16
Press service of Minister of Cabinet of Ministers

"The times of old corruption shadow schemes, when there was only one monopoly gas supplier for the state, like it used to be "RosUkrEnergo", have passed away". This was stated by the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Ostap Semerak in an interview with the news agency "Glavkom".

In particular, the Minister reminded that the Chairman of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" and the Prime Minister "honestly say that we still have gas shortage for about 5 billion cubic meters for the approaching winter. We must find this gas in order to survive the winter, to ensure the effective work of the economy".

According to the Minister, there is a chance to find the lacking amount of gas at the account of the reverse flow, “The first direction that isn’t exploited at full capacity is a pipe from Hungary. If someone making business in Ukraine has an opportunity to buy gas from the European Union, Ukraine has the opportunity as a state, as Government, as the owner of the GTS, to deliver this gas to Ukraine via the Hungarian pipeline." Answering the question regarding Russian gas, the Minister said that "if someone of the Ukrainian producers, of the Ukrainian gas consumers is determined to conclude direct contracts with Russia, with Turkmenistan for gas shipments to Ukraine, the state can ensure the delivery of this gas to Ukraine".






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