"Gazprom" Firtasha accuses of theft of the Ukrainian gas

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"Gazprom" accused the Hungarian Emfesz of illegal receiving gas from Ukraine. The Hungarian power department already began trial concerning Emfesz belonging to Dmitry Firtash - to the partner of "Gazprom" in RosUkrEnergo (RUE). This company accused in Ukrainian - the Russian gas conflict and deprived of contracts on export of the Russian gas.

Yesterday the Hungarian newspaper Vilaggazdasag reported that "Gazprom" sent to the Hungarian power management at the Ministry of Economics and transport the complaint that Emfesz illegally imports gas from Ukraine. The head of the Hungarian power management Ferenk Horvat confirmed that the letter from "Gazprom" came on Wednesday. "Today I signed letters in both companies in which we order them to provide proofs. We have to check these charges", - he explained.

Emfesz enters Group DF of Dmitry Firtash. The company provides with natural gas a quarter of the Hungarian market, supplying the industrial enterprises, municipal authorities and heating over 100 thousand apartments. It has a contract with RosUkrEnergo (for 50% belongs to "Gazprom", for 45% - to Dmitry Firtash) on purchase of 3 billion cubic meter of gas a year till 2015. After the recent gas conflict of RUE it was excluded from schemes of gas deliveries from Russia to Ukraine, but applies for 11 billion cubic meter of gas in the Ukrainian storages.

The head of Emfesz Ishtvan Gotsi explained ITAR - TASS: "We don't know, whose gas we choose, - "Gazprom" only reported that it not its resources". In the company confirmed this information. In opinion the top - the manager, goes completion of the new scheme of deliveries which arose after gas crisis as not all questions then were settled. Other source close to Emfesz, added: "Several times in day there are faxes - that of "Gazprom", of RosUkrEnergo: "you pay for gas to us". The head goes around".

Yesterday in "Gazprom" and "Gazprom export" comments concerning a situation in Emfesz refused.But at the end of January a top - the manager of "Gazprom export" said that "it is necessary to understand why Hungarians take away gas if it isn't contracted". The question of the contracts Emfesz with RUE in connection with the conflict round 11 billion cubic meter of gas in storages of Ukraine worried also officials in Hungary. As the local newspaper writes, last Tuesday it was discussed at meeting in the Ministry of Economics and transport. One more source in "Gazprom" told that following the results of венгерско - Russian торгово - the economic commission in January Hungarians expressed intention to create state company on purchase of the Russian gas directly in "Gazprom".

"I don't exclude that Dmitry Firtash simply try to put into place that he didn't disturb someone from politicians, but is more exact anybody won't be able to tell today", - the director of East European Gas Analysis Mikhail Korchemkin believes. And Maksim Shein from "Brokercreditservice" considers that problems round gas in the Ukrainian storages can become an occasion for new Ukrainian - the Russian gas conflict as "Gazprom" position concerning 11 billion cubic meter of gas in storages "remains ambiguous".


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