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Gazprom says no addendum on extra gas supplies to Ukraine signed

February 06, 2012, 23:56 UTC+3

Ukraine did not reduce gas consumption during cold weather

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MOSCOW, February 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine have not signed any addendum to the current gas supply contract for 2012, the company’s Deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said.

“Last year unfortunately was futile in terms of the talks on broader cooperation,” he said on Monday, February 6. “There is no risk for transit. No addendum on volumes was signed.”

Ukraine did not reduce gas consumption during cold weather as it said before.

Ukraine will cut natural gas import, Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov said earlier.

“We are moving over to the policy of energy independence and energy efficiency,” he said.

He stressed that Ukraine will use less and less imported gas. “We must step up our own gas production and increase the share of coal in the energy balance, reduce energy intensity in industry and the housing sector to the European level,” he said.

At the same time, he confirmed that the government would continue gas talks with Russia.

“We will certainly continue the talks with our Russian partners on the annulment of the enslaving agreement, but the focus will be on our own potential and new technologies,” Azarov said.


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