Friday, January 30, 2009
Gazprom passes RosUkrEnergo debt to Naftogaz
RBC, 29.01.2009, Moscow 16:57:46 – Gazprom and Gazprom Export have transferred RosUkrEnergo's $1.7bn debt to Naftogaz of Ukraine, Gazprom's information department reported today. In accordance with the assignment contract of January 20, Naftogaz will now have the right to claim RosUkrEnergo's debt owed to Gazprom, RBC Ukraine reported. Gazprom stressed, however, that only the monetary debt had been passed, and the contract did not involve any natural gas deals. Neither Gazprom nor Gazprom Export have any right for RosUkrEnergo's gas located in Ukrainian underground storages, and have not struck any deals with this gas, the Russian gas monopoly stated. It did not specify on what terms RosUkrEnergo's debt had been transferred.