MOSCOW, October 1. /TASS/. The transit of Russian gas via Austria has been suspended due to the refusal of an Austrian operator to confirm nominations over changes in regulations, Gazprom said.
The Russian company is currently working on resolving the issue together with its customers in Italy.
"The transit of Russian gas on Gazprom Еxport contracts via Austrian territory has been suspended due to the refusal of the Austrian operator to confirm transport nominations. The reason is related to regulative changes that were introduced in Austria in late September. Gazprom is working on resolving the problem jointly with Italian customers," the statement reads.
Earlier, Italy’s Eni reported that it had received a notice from Gazprom that it would not be able to deliver gas in the requested volume on October 1 due to the impossibility of transit through Austria.
After sabotage at the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the only route to deliver Russian gas to Western and Central Europe is via Ukraine. Earlier, Gazprom said that on October 1, the volume of its deliveries via that line was 41.7 mln cubic meters.