Time running out for Ukraine to stockpile gas for winter – Gazprom CEO

Winter is around the corner, and Kiev will not have enough time to fill its underground storage facilities with the 18-20 billion cubic meters of gas needed to survive the winter, and ensure EU supplies, warns Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller. Every year before winter, Ukraine stores up gas in its underground storage facilities in preparation […]

Ukraine gas chief takes on Russia’s Gazprom in race with winter

PRAGUE — Andriy Kobolyev, 36, faces the daunting task of keeping Ukraine warm this winter. With tensions rising daily between Russia and Ukraine, Kobolyev, chief executive officer of Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz, must try to negotiate a continued flow of gas from its Russian supplier Gazprom, weed out graft and corruption, and find alternative […]

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EU taking Putin’€™s letter on gas transit “seriously” – Merkel

The EU is taking seriously President Vladimir Putin’€™s letter to 18 European countries, in which he warned that Ukraine’€™s debt crisis could affect gas transit from Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “There are many reasons to seriously take into account this message… and for Europe to deliver a joint European response,” Itar-Tass reported Merkel […]