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Azarov unaware how much gas Russia to pump across Ukraine

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Ukraine currently has no reliable information on how much gas Russia is going to pump across Ukraine's territory, and how much gas Europe is planning to buy, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said.
"It's unclear how much gas Russia is planning to pump over 10-15 years. If it were, the task of modernizing the Ukrainian gas transport system would become clear," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday. Azarov said that the gas transport system was capable of transiting 140 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

"But what amount is required? What amount of gas will Russia be able to supply with two pipelines bypassing Ukraine?" he said. Azarov said that guarantees of gas transit volumes through the Ukrainian pipelines were a critical issue. He said that the key task was to make the pipelines attractive.
Written by: Publisher Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:27 Last Updated on Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:39