Quantcast

Latest Russia–Ukraine gas disputes Stories

2009-01-13 06:56:18

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. Previously, Gazprom had reduced deliveries, claiming Ukraine owes $614 million in late fees and...

2009-01-07 07:18:21

Russia said the natural gas supply that runs through Ukraine to Western Europe was completely shut down while a dispute over a gas bill continues. Russia's gas giant Gazprom contends that Ukraine owes more than $600 million on its bill mostly for late fees and that Ukraine's energy company Naftogaz had been siphoning gas intended for Europe out of the pipeline. Russia and Ukraine blamed each other for the shut down, CNN reported Wednesday. Naftogaz said Russia cut off the supply line. But,...

2009-01-06 08:02:20

A dispute between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas deliveries has triggered widespread supply issues in Europe. Russian cut deliveries to Ukraine Jan. 1, reducing the amount of gas Ukraine receives through a pipeline that also feeds much of Europe, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. On Monday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered the state-run energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies another 20 percent, the amount Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller said Ukraine was...

2009-01-05 11:27:47

A European Union delegation headed to Ukraine after nine countries reported natural gas supply problems due to Ukraine's dispute with Gazprom over a bill. Nine countries, including Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, have reported pressure drops in natural gas pipelines between 5 percent and 30 percent. Greece reported drops of up to 33 percent after Gazprom said it would cut Ukraine's deliveries New Year's Day, The Times of London reported Monday. The pipeline supplies Ukraine and...

2009-01-03 08:39:31

Ukraine's state gas company Naftogaz said Saturday it was not stealing from Russia's Gazprom, despite the latter company's claims. Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine Thursday after negotiations over Kiev's outstanding $2 billion natural gas bill and a new contract failed late on New Year's Eve. After some European Union states reported reductions in their gas supplies via Ukraine, Gazprom claimed Naftogaz was stealing gas, RIA Novosti reported Saturday. But the Ukraine company denied...

2009-01-02 09:35:46

Russia's energy giant Gazprom said it would receive the bulk of Ukraine's natural gas bill payment by Jan. 11, but critical issues remain outstanding. Gazprom cut off Ukraine's supplies New Year's Day. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said Ukraine's payment of $1.5 billion would arrive Jan. 11 considering the holidays, RIA Novosti reported. But Ukraine still owed $614 million in late fees and its negotiating team for the 2009 contract has not expressed its readiness to fly to Moscow,...

2009-01-01 07:06:29

Russian energy giant Gazprom cut off Ukraine's natural gas supply Thursday when talks about a 2009 energy contract failed, the company said. In a statement, Gazprom said, Gas deliveries in the Ukraine direction were reduced by 90 million cubic meters per day, the equivalent of a day's supply of gas for the country, The New York Times reported. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine of serious consequences, if the country siphoned off any of the remaining supply in the pipeline...

2008-12-31 14:53:18

Ukraine's energy concern Naftogaz said without a new contract it would confiscate Russian Gazprom natural gas intended for European customers. The contract expires Jan. 1. A source told RIA Novosti Wednesday Naftogaz sent Gazprom a letter which said unless gas transit and supply terms are agreed in the near future "¦ Naftogaz has no legitimate grounds to accept into Ukraine's gas transportation system Russian natural gas and move it via Ukraine's customs border. Gazprom spokesman...

2008-11-22 16:06:45

Russia's energy giant Gazprom announced Saturday it will not continue to make gas deliveries to Ukraine in the absence of a new contract. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said he would like to avoid cutting off gas supplies to Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported. There is still time to reach an agreement, he said. As soon as the debts are paid, we are ready to sign direct contracts. On Friday, Gazprom announced Ukraine had $2.4 billion in outstanding debt for gas supplies. Responding,...

2008-11-14 12:00:19

Vladimir Putin recently threatened to pull the plug on Nord Stream, the sub-sea pipeline that will transport gas from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. However, this is nothing more than brinkmanship from Moscow's strongman, as Russia covets the political power that such a project will bring. Equally, the EU needs Nord Stream, particularly after the August invasion of Georgia. At a meeting in Moscow with Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen on Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
Related