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Ukraine's energy company Naftogaz said Tuesday that Russia had resumed natural gas deliveries to Europe after contract and billing disputes had halted service. At least 18 countries were affected when Russia halted delivery of natural gas through a pipeline that runs through Ukraine, claiming Ukraine owed more than $600 million on its gas bill and would not negotiate on the 2009 contract.
Natural gas deliveries to Europe remained stalled Monday while Russian and Ukrainian officials prepared to sign a contract ending their pricing dispute. Russia Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Yulia Tymoshenko, were to attend a signing ceremony Monday, following intense negotiations in Moscow that lasted until Sunday, RIA Novosti reported. The two leaders spoke on the phone Monday, ITAR-TASS reported.
Russian and Ukrainian officials have agreed to meet in Moscow as efforts among European leaders to resolve a natural gas delivery crisis have failed. At least 18 countries have reported natural gas supply disruptions since Russia slowed, then halted deliveries through a trans-Ukrainian pipeline that supplies much of Europe. Shuttle diplomacy efforts have, so far, failed to restore the flow of gas, Euronews.net reported Thursday. Bulgarian and Slovakian leaders flew to Moscow and Kiev,...
Russia and Ukraine Wednesday bickered over gas deliveries to Europe, in spite of international efforts to broker an accord. More than a week into the dispute, with international monitors in place to observe gas flows, Russia's state-run energy concern Gazprom accused Ukraine's Naftogaz of blocking deliveries
International monitors said natural gas flows from Russia to Europe were insubstantial after Russia declared it had restarted the supply through Ukraine. Monitors said little or no gas was flowing through the pipeline that supplies 80 percent of Russia's natural gas shipments to Europe, The Times of London reported. With monitors in place and agreements signed, the bickering between Russian and Ukraine continued, The Times said. A Naftogaz spokesman said the Ukrainian energy company was...
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Russia's energy giant Gazprom said it began shipping natural gas to Europe Tuesday using a trans-Ukraine pipeline shut down mid-winter by a gas bill dispute. Russia began by shipping 76 million cubic meters of gas, far less than the average daily volume of 300 million cubic meters, The New York Times reported. Russia had shut down deliveries, claiming Ukraine was stealing gas from the pipeline.
Russia has agreed to restore natural gas flows to Europe with international monitors in place to ensure supplies get through, the European Commission said. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Russia had agreed to begin pumping gas Tuesday morning, The New York Times reported Monday. Millions
The European Union says Russia has approved a plan that could result in a resumption of natural gas delivery to Europe, but Moscow has not confirmed the report. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia would resume gas shipments only if international observers can monitor the process to ensure Ukraine does not steal fuel, The Washington Post reported.
The heads of Ukraine and Russia's energy companies arrived in Brussels to negotiate an end to a natural gas lock down that has left much of Europe cold. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President Yuliya Tymoshenko had agreed in principle to allow independent parties to monitor the pipeline shut down over a dispute over Ukraine's gas bill. Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for halting gas flows through the pipeline...
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