Friday, January 23, 2009

Ukraine Transporting Natural Gas

Published: January 20, 2009
New York Times
Russia resumed pumping natural gas through Ukraine to Europe on Tuesday, after two weeks of disruption in a dispute over prices. The gas was expected to reach energy-starved homes to the west within three days. The Russian gas monopoly, Gazprom, said that the flow of gas was restarted around 10:30 a.m. Several hours later, gas began pouring across Ukraine’s western border into Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Moldova, The Associated Press reported. The prime ministers of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement on Monday to resolve a dispute over the price of natural gas and the terms of its transshipment. Russia halted the supplies on Jan. 6, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes in southeastern Europe without heat and causing the shutdown of hundreds of factories.

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