“Gazprom” stopped gas supplies to Latvia

“Gazprom” announced the termination of supplies to Latvia in connection with the violation of the conditions for the selection of gas “Gazprom” did not specify what kind of violations in question. Latvian operator Latvijas Gaze earlier resumed purchasing Russian gas through an intermediary. In April, Latvia refused direct gas supplies for rubles ” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/9/06/756591665507069.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/9/06/756591665507069.webp 590w" type="image/webp" >

«Gazprom» stopped gas supplies to Latvia as part of the July application due to violation of the conditions for gas withdrawal, the company's press service reported.

The head of the Latvian gas company Latvijas Gaze, Aigars Kalvitis, said the day before, on July 29, that the company continued to buy Russian-made gas, but not from Gazprom, but through an intermediary.

In mid-June, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins promised not to resume imports of Russian gas, calling for a way to impose sanctions on supplies. He noted that due to the decision of most European countries to continue buying Russian gas, official Moscow can still finance a special operation in Ukraine and support the ruble.

Latvia refused to receive Russian gas in early April after deciding not to comply with Moscow's demands to use a new format for paying for supplies with the opening of a ruble account with Gazprombank. This scheme applied to countries that the Russian authorities had previously identified as unfriendly, the list included all EU countries, Ukraine, Micronesia, Singapore and others.

Now gas is supplied to Latvia through Klaipeda liquefied natural gas terminal and Inčukalns underground gas storage.

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At the end of April, Gazprom cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria. The decision was made due to the refusal of “Bulgargaz” (Bulgaria) and PGNiG (Poland) pay for gas supplies in rubles. At Gazprom noted that deliveries will resume as soon as payment under the new scheme is made.

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