Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

'Caution, another Cast Lead lies ahead'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Rising into the ranks of Haute Couture

Read more

DEBATE

Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive

Read more

DEBATE

Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

A thin line between fact-checking and propaganda in Gaza social media coverage

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FOCUS

Ireland's missing babies cast light on dark history

Read more

WEB NEWS

World Cup 2014: Germany-Brazil inspires the Web

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Boutros-Ghali: 'I wanted to reform the UN'

Read more

  • Video: Living in Tel Aviv, under threat of rocket attack

    Read more

  • Video: Palestinians fear full Israeli military offensive in Gaza

    Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Manhunt as FIFA partner flees Rio hotel to avoid arrest

    Read more

  • US prepared to negotiate Gaza ceasefire, Obama says

    Read more

  • French companies will have to accept anonymous CVs

    Read more

  • Ukrainian forces close in on Donetsk

    Read more

  • Germany asks US intelligence station chief to leave country

    Read more

  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon appoints new Syria mediator

    Read more

  • Video: Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting

    Read more

  • Tour de France passes WWI Chemin des Dames battlefield

    Read more

  • Senegalese man awarded French visa in gay marriage debate

    Read more

  • Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

    Read more

  • Obama in Texas to urge congressional action on child migrant crisis

    Read more

  • Iraq’s heritage 'in danger' from ISIS militants

    Read more

Business Europe

Gazprom seeks new ways to deliver gas to EU

©

Video by Jessica LE MASURIER

Latest update : 2009-01-03

After the EU asked for immediate resumption of full gas deliveries, Russian giant Gazprom announced it was looking for alternative routes for EU gas in order not to rely on Ukrainian transit. Gazprom has shut down gas deliveries to Ukraine.

AFP - Russian energy giant Gazprom can no longer depend on Ukraine as a transit route to get gas to Europe and is looking at alternatives, the firm's deputy chief executive told the BBC here Friday.
   
"We believe it's necessary to develop, as soon as possible, alternative transit routes and we hope that Europe will make any necessary steps to support the realisation of this project," Alexander Medvedev told the broadcaster.
   
Medvedev has embarked on a tour of European capitals to win support in the Ukraine gas crisis, which has raised new concerns about the reliability of supplies via Ukraine to Europe.
   
Gazprom cut supplies to the Ukrainian market on New Year's Day in a payment dispute.
   
Both sides said they were committed to ensuring transit supplies to European neighbours were maintained, but there were mutual recriminations between Moscow and Kiev as Hungary and Poland each reported shortfalls and the EU demanded contracts be honoured.
   
Medvedev denied in the BBC interview that Gazprom was deliberately picking a fight with Ukraine, saying it was ready to talk but there was nobody to negotiate with in Kiev.
   
"We are ready to enter negotiations day and night, but they probably have other tasks than to solve this problem because they are not in Moscow," he said.
   
Gazprom currently has two new gas pipelines under construction -- the Nord Stream pipeline, which will run from Russia's Baltic port of Vyborg to Greifswald in northern Germany, and the South Stream, which will cross the Black Sea into Bulgaria and then split, going to Austria and also Greece.

Date created : 2009-01-03

Comments

COMMENT(S)