Gazprom head: Zero gas through Ukraine

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2014/12/06 • Russia

Article by: Anatoly Vasilyev

Miller described Russia’s new strategy for gas market.

The head of the Russian company Gazprom in an interview to Vesti stated that the principles of Russian participation in the gas market will be completely changed.

“Our strategy in relation to the European market is being changed  in principle. The decision to abandon South Stream is the beginning of the end of our market model, when we focused on the delivery to the European market,” – Miller commented.

Due to stopping the South Stream project, Russia is to switch to the Nord Stream pipeline and the pipeline to Turkey. It is through them Gazprom intends to export gas to Europe. Miller did not hide the fact that the purpose of this is to exclude Ukraine from the transit system.

The head of Gazprom stated: “We will provide the volumes necessary for Ukraine’s domestic consumption. To Europe, deliveries will be carried out via the alternative routes. In fact, the role of Ukraine as a transit country is to be reduced to zero.”

Translated by: A. N.
Source: Novyi Region

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  • disqus60

    Time for Ukraine to develop its own gas supply as well as LNG capabilities. Russia is making itself more an enemy to Ukraine, more bent on its destruction than its development. Ukraine is correct in turning to the west.

  • Mykola Banderachuk

    Ukraine will have its own energy sources sooner rather than later, so who cares what Miller says-katsap ape.

    • john

      Sooner or later!

  • Michel Cloarec

    That was a long way and expensive one to deliver gaz to Europe that maybe Europe will not need ! BRAVO ! Good tactic, but bad stategy !
    Anyway , respect delivery to Ukrainia mr Gazboss ! But that can one doubt of course as usual !

  • Dean Venture

    I’m sure Europe has been quite busy all summer figuring out how they can ditch Russian gas. At this point, they must know it’s just another gun in Putin’s hands.