Novak: liberalization of the GTS should not harm the energy security of the Russian Federation

Novak: liberalization of the GTS should not harm the energy security of the Russian Federation


Pros of liberalization, according to the head of the Ministry of energy. Discussion on this topic will continue, he said. But we must proceed from the fact that it does not harm the unified energy system.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. Liberalisation of access to the gas transportation system has its advantages, the discussion on this subject will be continued, but you need to come primarily from the energy security of Russia, told journalists the head of Ministry Alexander Novak.

“I think that this debate (on the allocation from “Gazprom” a transport component — ed.) will continue. First and foremost, you will need to work on this issue with Federal authorities, “Gazprom”, not to harm energy security, common energy system. Because the most important thing is to ensure reliable passage of the autumn-winter period, to ensure reliable gas supplies in the winter. And of course, there are pros and in some liberalization, but in the first place to start with security,” said Novak reporters after a meeting of the presidential Commission on fuel and energy complex.