9 Nov 2009 11:12

Gazprom: Naftogaz Ukrainy paid for gas delivered in Oct

MOSCOW. Nov 9 (Interfax) - Naftogaz Ukrainy paid in full for natural gas delivered in October, Gazprom's press center told journalists.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that Naftogaz imported gas in October worth about $500 million. The president's office estimated the gas bill at $470 million, and said it was paid in part using special drawing rights (SDR) provided by the IMF in August-September. The National Bank of Ukraine said that the government had already contacted the IMF about converting SDR to U.S. dollars and that it would receive about $480 million for SDR 300 million.