Ukrainian state-owned energy firm Naftogaz said yesterday (28 February) Russia's Gazprom would have to pay it $2.56 billion after a Stockholm court found in Naftogaz's favour in the final stage of a long-running legal battle.
Ukraine's Naftogaz said yesterday (31 May) an arbitration court in Stockholm had ruled in its favour in a dispute with Gazprom over take-or-pay gas contracts, although the Russian firm said the ruling was an interim stage in the court process.
Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz has asked the EU today (19 December) to send a monitoring mission immediately to entry and exit points of Ukraine’s gas transport system, in an effort to prevent another gas crisis.
The European Commission aims at concluding an agreement to supply Ukraine with Russian gas until Fall 2016, when an international court will issue a ruling on Moscow's pricing regime, a Commission official said.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said his country has a “major problem” with Brussels because of the European Commission’s plans to set up an Energy Union, which in his words hinders national sovereignty.
Ukraine and Russia are embroiled in a new gas dispute after Moscow sent Kyiv a huge bill for gas it commissioned under long-term contracts but did not use. Asked by EURACTIV if there was a risk of a repeat of the 2009 gas crisis, the European Commission said it expected both sides to make sure that shipments to the EU remain uninterrupted.
RWE Transgas, the Czech unit of Germany's RWE, has won a landmark legal dispute with Gazprom over gas contracts, after a court ruled for the first time that a company did not have to pay fines under a "take-or-pay" clause.