The head of Naftogaz, explained the purchase of gas from Gazprom

Глава Нафтогаза объяснил покупку газа у Газпрома

The head of Naftogaz Ukraine Andrew KOBOLEV

The purchase of Russian gas is necessary in the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, while its price cheaper than in the European direction.

The head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev on air of the 5th channel on Tuesday, 23 January, stated that the purchase of four billion cubic meters of natural gas from Gazprom in 2018 is a prerequisite for the implementation of the decision of the Stockholm arbitration and today is beneficial from the point of view of Commerce.

“Regarding gas purchases from Gazprom. We received the final decision of the Stockholm Tribunal as part of the contract of purchase and sale of gas. With this solution we have reduced the volume of mandatory purchase of gas z 52 billion cubic meters to five. The estimated annual need of Ukraine in the import is now ten billion cubic meters. With regard to our commitments, the minimum amount that we need to take on the new contract is of four billion. The price of the gas below that which we now obtain in the European direction”, − said Kobolyev.

The head of Naftogaz said that it is commercially profitable.

“Accordingly, from the viewpoint of commercial logic, as the implementation of the decision of the Tribunal, it is mandatory, and getting cheaper gas resource, which is so often and a lot we say and demand “let’s deshevym gas,” this decision of purchase is both logical and mandatory,” − said KOBOLEV.