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In Ukraine, disappeared almost 8 billion cubic meters of Russian gas

June 7 2005

Gazprom still can not get a reply from the Ukrainian side to the question of what happened to 7.8 billion cubic meters of gas deposited by Ukraine. This issue was discussed on 6 June in Moscow during talks between Alexey Miller   - Chairman of the Board of Gazprom, and Oleksiy Ivchenko   - Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz Ukraine ".

At the beginning of the autumn-winter season 2004-2005. underground gas storage (UGS) Ukraine stored 7.8 billion cubic meters of gas belonging to Gazprom.

On October 13, 2004 on March 22, 2005 Gazprom sent 40 applications to the Ukrainian side on the selection of its gas from underground storage facilities for the supply of export contracts, but none of these proposals by the Ukrainian side was not satisfied.

At the meeting, the leadership of Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukraine "the Ukrainian side confirmed: with the Russian gas volumes in storage facilities, there are certain problems, but a clear answer, where are they gone, yet.

If the situation becomes clearer, then Ukraine will have to pay Gazprom lost gas, informs news agency REGNUM.

In addition, during a meeting Miller and Ivchenko, the parties agreed that Russia will pay world prices for gas transit through Ukrainian territory, and she, in turn, buy it also at world prices.

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