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The Cabinet of Ukraine passed the preliminary gas balans for the first quarter of 2006

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News / 5 January 2006 | 15:10

The Cabinet of Ukraine passed the preliminary gas balans for the first quarter of 2006

The Cabinet of Ukraine passed the preliminary gas balans for the first quarter of 2006

In the first quarter of 2006 the preliminary gas balans will make 32.383 billion c.m. , the Cabinet’s resolution #1308 of December 31, 2005 reads.
According to the resolution, the gas balans for January was fixed by 11.149 billion c.m., March – 11.155 billion c.m. In the first quarter of 2006 Ukraine’s own gas production will make 10.079 billion c.m., Gazprom’s supply – 15 billion, the Middle Asia gas – 11.350 billion c.m., the other suppliers – 60 million c.m. and the underground gas store – 850 million c.m.
Ukrainian consumers will be given 27.857 billion c.m. (8.2 billionc.m. – for population and 6.5 billion c.m. – for municipal economy). The export of Ukrainian gas will make 363 million c.m. and the gas injection into the underground gas store will make 3.313 billion c.m.

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EU on gas dispute of Russia and Ukraine

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News / 5 January 2006 | 14:13

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EU on gas dispute of Russia and Ukraine

“We have to think about energy supply security in the future,” said Austrian Economy Minister Martin Bartenstein. As current EU chair, Bartenstein was in Brussels yesterday for a meeting of the EU Gas Co-ordination Group, Euro-Reporters.com told.

“We have to learn the lessons. About a fourth of the European gas supplies come from Russia and about half of our imports come from there,” added Bartenstein, who gave a joint press briefing with EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

The announcement that Gazprom and Naftogaz have reached agreement on the supply of gas by Russia, and its transit via the Ukraine, has not calmed spirits in Brussels or EU capitals. Officially, though, Brussels remained upbeat claiming its appeals to Ukraine and Russia to settle their dispute had a swift and positive response.

“Over almost 40 years, Russia has been a very reliable partner and we have reasons to believe that this will be the case in the future on the basis of the settlement reached between Russia and Ukraine,” added Bartenstein. “But certainly the diversification in terms of pipeline systems is something to work on.”

Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, who is currently OSCE Chair-in-Office, also welcomed the agreement. “The signing of this agreement shows that the two countries are responsible partners, which is encouraging,” said De Gucht.

“I’d like to repeat that a predictable, reliable and economically acceptable energy supply, based on a sound commercial and environmentally friendly base, is essential for the whole of Europe. In this respect, this agreement is more than welcome,” added the Belgian Foreign Minister.

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Ukraine to build compressed gas terminal in Black Sea

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News / 5 January 2006 | 14:10

Ukraine to build compressed gas terminal in Black Sea

Ukraine to build compressed gas terminal in Black Sea

Ukraine plans to build compressed gas terminal with capacity of 20 billion c.m. The construction will take three years according to project, Naftogaz President Oleksiy Ivchenko told to 5 Channel.
 
He said the experts finished techincal and economic calculations of the project. The first part of the terminal with 10 billion capacity will be ready in a year and a half. The rest of the terminal will be built during the next year and a half.
“We will posses absolutely alternative resource of natural gas supply to Ukraine from different countries, Egypt including,” said Ivchenko.

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The EU Comissioneer hails Ukraine-Russia gas deal

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News / 5 January 2006 | 13:19

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The EU Comissioneer hails Ukraine-Russia gas deal

The European Union has welcomed an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to settle a bitter dispute over gas pricing which earlier this week hit gas supplies to Europe, Moscownews informed referring to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said the agreement was vital if Russia and Ukraine were to retain their position as “reliable and secure gas suppliers of Europe”.

He also said Europe must learn the lessons of the dispute and find alternative sources of energy.

“Europe needs a clear and more collective and cohesive policy of security of energy supply. Today the issue of security of energy supply is only really considered at the national member state level, but in reality we need a much greater, European-wide approach to this issue.”

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Ukraine’s PM lifts gas limits for population

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News / 5 January 2006 | 13:17

Ukraine's PM lifts gas limits for population

Ukraine’s PM lifts gas limits for population

Ukraine’s PM Yuri Yekhanurov chardged Ministry of Energy and Fuel of Ukraine to lift all restrictions upon gas usage for population, the PM’s press secretary Valentin Mondriyevsky told.

“It means that the citizens of Ukraine will provide with gas in full volume,” said Mondriyevsky.

The government recommends Ukrainian enterprises to use saving energy technologies and to switch to alterneative sources of energy.

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