Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? has said that he is ‘reassured’ that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains ‘secure.’ Šef?ovi? comments came after he held trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine on Monday.
Listing the conclusions of the trilateral discussion, Šef?ovi? also said that “Naftogaz will pre-pay and order from Gazprom sufficient quantities of gas to cover all domestic consumption by Ukraine in March; Naftogaz continues to guarantee an undisrupted transit of gas to the EU; Gazprom will deliver up to 114 million cubic metres per day of pre-paid and ordered gas quantities to mutually agreed delivery points.”
“The issue of supplies to certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine is highly complex in legal, technical and political terms; the issue will be discussed again,” he added.
The European Commission will host another meeting before the end of March, to discuss another ‘further package on supply.’