Gazprom: 53 mcm of gas intended for Moldova remains in Ukraine
MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - Gazprom said some Russian gas intended for delivery to Moldovan consumers as per a contract with Moldovagaz has remained in Ukraine.
"The volume of gas that Gazprom has supplied to the Sudzha metering system for transit to Moldova through the territory of Ukraine exceeds the physical volume transmitted at the Ukraine border with Moldova," Gazprom said in a statement.
Moldovagaz on November 21 paid Gazprom for part of the supplies for November in accordance with the contract. The volume of Russian gas actually supplied was 24.945 million cubic meters, in respect of which payment was violated for current supplies in November. A total of 52.52 mcm of gas has accumulated in Ukraine.
"If the transit imbalance through Ukraine for Moldovan consumers persists, then, on November 28, at 10:00 a.m., Gazprom will begin cutting gas supplies to the Sudzha metering system for transit through Ukraine in the amount of the daily shortfall," according to the statement.
Gazprom recalls that it is supplying 42.9 mcm of Russian gas for the day to the Sudzha metering system for transit through Ukraine as on November 22.