Contents tagged with Kobolyev

  • Gazprom capitulates in gas dispute with Ukraine

    A gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which began with a record drop in prices in 2013 and translated into a reduction and later suspension of supply, will apparently finally end with Gazprom capitulating.

    The Russian gas monopoly is offering to negotiate a deal to resume the direct gas supply to Kyiv, and to extend the contract for transit to Europe that expires in 2019, said Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.

    The gas prices will be lower, he promised: the cost of gas for the end consumer will …

  • Zelensky and Naftogaz CEO discuss LNG deal with US energy secretary

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev met on 20 May with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to discuss possible shipments of American Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Ukraine, Naftogaz announced on its official website.

    “During the meeting, special attention was devoted to ways to prepare Ukraine to pass the next autumn-winter heating season, and to finance and develop adequate gas reserves in underground reservoirs. Another topic of discussion was the project to …

  • Ukraine meets with US officials to discuss LNG shipments

    Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal and representatives of Naftogaz of Ukraine have attended a number of official meetings in the US to discuss the purchase of American liquefied natural gas (LNG), how to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, and concessions for the Ukrainian gas transport system, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev announced in a post on Facebook.

    “At meetings with the US Department of State and Department of Energy, we spoke, among other things, about how to …

  • Ukraine negotiates gas supplies from the United States

    The head of the Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev, in an interview with the Voice of America, announced that Naftogaz is negotiating with the United States the supply of the American gas to Ukraine.

     According to him, the parties are looking "very closely" at this issue. “This is not a final decision yet, but there is interest from both sides,” said Kobolyev and expressed hope that “this interest will be transformed into concrete gas flows.”

    On May 1, the head of …

  • Russian Gazprom ramps up gas transit through Ukraine by 25%

    The Russian company Gazprom has recently increased the volume of gas it is transporting to Europe through Ukraine by 25%, according to a Facebook post by Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine.

    “The reason for this is the renovation of the Yamal-Europe pipeline (which passes through Belarus)… annually this is the equivalent of around 110 billion cubic meters of gas per year,” he wrote.

    In a matter of days, the daily volume of gas pumped through the Ukrainian gas transport system rose by 6 …

  • Nord Stream 2 AG: Denmark has not refused to authorize pipeline route

    Nord Stream 2 AG, the company operating the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, has refuted Naftogaz’s claims that Denmark has issued a negative decision on the pipeline route, RIA Novosti reports, citing a company spokesperson.

    “The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has not declined even one of Nord Stream 2’s two applications to receive authorization [for the construction project]. Both of them are still valid,” the Nord Stream representative stated.

    According to the spokesperson, the DEA has …

  • Head of Naftogaz: Gazprom cancelling gas transit through Ukraine

    Gazprom has started the process of officially notifying the countries bordering Ukraine that the transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine will stop from the beginning of next year, Head of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolyev said in an interview with RBC Ukraine.

    “Gazprom is already officially notifying the countries that border Ukraine or are dependent on our transit that there will be no transit of gas from the beginning of 2020,” Kobolyev said without citing any sources.

    In March, the …

  • Naftogaz: Ukraine will lose its gas transit role after Nord Stream 2 is launched

    Nord Stream 2 will reduce demand for Ukraine's gas transportation system, said Head of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolyev in an interview with Ukrainian Channel 5.

    “We will lose the entire transit. Because there is still the Turkish Stream, which will probably be built and launched by the end of 2019,” Kobolyev said. According to him, Ukraine will lose the deterrent against the “Russian aggression” after Nord Steam 2 is put in operation. “It is necessary to analyze this pipeline in terms of war risks …

  • Ukraine's Naftogaz starts collecting Gazprom debt in Luxembourg

    One year after its lawsuit victory against Gazprom at the Arbitration Institute in Stockholm, Naftogaz of Ukraine announced on Facebook that it has started collecting its debt from the Russian company in Luxembourg too.

    “Gazprom has to pay us $4.6 billion in compensation according to the transit contract,” the Ukrainian company’s press service stated, noting that it has already received $2.1 billion in gas. “The remaining amount we have been collecting through an enforcement process in several …

  • Ukraine prepared to extend gas transit agreement with Russia under European rules

    Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz, said in a press conference after trilateral negotiations in Brussels that the company is willing to extend the current agreements to transit Russian gas through Ukraine after 2019 if they comply with European regulations.

    “Naftogaz is willing to consider future agreements only if they completely abide by the European legislation that has been implemented in Ukraine,” Kobolyev said.

    He added that Naftogaz is open to all …