Ukraine will be able to use $ 300 million loan from the EBRD only after the tender is completed, said the head of “Naftogaz Ukraine” Andriy KOBOLEV.
KIEV, 29 Oct. The tender for the purchase of gas for Ukraine at USD 300 million loan from the EBRD will be held in two or maximum three weeks, said the head of “Naftogaz Ukraine” Andriy KOBOLEV.
“The tender has not yet passed, and we will be able to use the funds only after the tender is completed, the tender must go through two — a maximum three weeks,” — said Kobolyev reporters on Thursday, commenting on the timing of the tender for the use of EBRD funds for pumping of gas to Ukraine from the West.
A wound the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that “Gazprom” can participate in the tender for the supply of gas to Ukraine from the West to $ 300 million received from EBRD. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced that Kiev until the end of the year in total is required for the purchase of gas and its pumping into underground storage facilities $ 1.3 billion, of which $ 500 million already on account of “Naftogaz”, Ukraine 300 million from the EBRD expects that another 500 million dollars from the WB.
The first sum of $ 500 million was used by Naftogaz to purchase gas from Gazprom (about two billion cubic meters) as part of the winter package, initialed the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the EC. According to Kobolyev, “Naftogaz” already almost chose these 2 billion cubic meters of gas and 31 October will finish their injection into UGS.
At the end of October, Naftogaz and the EBRD signed an agreement on loan provision in the amount of $ 300 million for the purchase of gas by Ukraine. These funds allow us to purchase about 1 billion cubic meters of gas on the Western border of Ukraine.