Monday, February 09, 2009
Ukraine pays Gazprom in full
06 February, 2009 - Upstream OnLine - Ukraine has fully paid its gas bill for January, Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom said today. "(Ukrainian state energy firm) Naftogas has fully paid for supplies in January," a Gazprom official said. Russia suspended supplies to Ukraine from 1 January due to a pricing dispute, cutting supplies to much of Europe, which gets a fifth of its gas needs from Russia via the territory of Ukraine, according to a Reuters report. Supplies resumed 20 January after the two countries agreed on a new deal.