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Gazprom doesn’t want ‘gas crisis’ – CEO

13.03.2014 14:10

Russia’s biggest gas producer Gazprom said Thursday it doesn’t want a "gas crisis", and hopes Ukraine can pay its outstanding $1.8 billion debt.

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Ivo Petrović 15.04.2014 15:54

Nobody will want your gas soon Gasprom. Nations just realized that this is the only one thing that Russia can treat them with. Renewable energy sources will change the situation soon.


Vido Dasler 22.03.2014 16:46

They should ask for advance payments in gold, or rubles only. That would be a good joke.


Anna Charles 14.03.2014 08:49

Energy supply is considered a priority debt in many parts of the West. Failure to pay results in disconnection from the supply.

Gaz prom could require payment in advance by installing hypothetical pre-payment meters to collect future payments and arrears from the Ukraine.

Many people are familiar with this pre-payment methodology in their own lives. If it is understood and it works on the household level, why couldn't a similar mechanism be rolled out at the state level?


Free_DrVojislavSeselj 13.03.2014 20:36

The $1.8 billion is based on discounted prices, I believe.
A bargain compared to world prices which is what UA will have to pay in the future.

BTW, the Nazi coup leaders' have already proposed a solution to the crisis - another loan from Russia for $2bn.


Hansel 13.03.2014 20:02

Dimitri 13.03.2014 16:37

EU citizens are going to pay $1.8 billion debt...


I wouldn't except their's not worth the paper that it's printed on....they have $17 trillion debt....if they need more they just print it.....worthless...


nobody 13.03.2014 18:09

Dimitri 13.03.2014 16:37

EU citizens are going to pay $1.8 billion debt...


Plus INTEREST ! Plus EU-US Sanctions FEES.. too


DoAsk DoTell 13.03.2014 17:01

Maybe it's better for world peace and democratic governments if the US is shut out of the main Continent Mass (Europe, Asia, ME, Africa...) as we are only interested in peace & prosperity & fair trading.


Dimitri 13.03.2014 16:37

EU citizens are going to pay $1.8 billion debt...

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