Wednesday, Jan 7, 2008
Russia has cut off all natural gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine as the dispute over supplies and prices continues.
Deliveries to Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania have halted.
France, Austria, Germany, Poland and Hungary said their supplies have dropped substantially.
All shipments for European customers that would pass through Ukraine’s territory stopped at 0744 local time (0544 GMT), a spokesman for Ukraine’s state-run gas company Naftogaz said.
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Russia’s gas export monopoly Gazprom said Ukraine had shut the last pipeline. Supplies to the European Union and Turkey had been boosted to 200 million cubic metres per day through alternative routes.
Europe normally receives 430 mcm per day, most of which came through Ukraine.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:21 am