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The government finally gave the function the transit of gas from Naftogaz “Trunk pipelines of Ukraine”

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine instructed the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and the Ministry of energy and coal industry after the final decision of a court dispute between “Naftogaz” and “Gazprom” in the Stockholm arbitration court to transfer the gas transportation system (GTS) and underground gas storage (UGS) in the economic management of PJSC “Trunk pipelines of Ukraine” (MSU).

“This is the last of the commitments of the government, which gives the opportunity to provide real business to conduct unbundling and separating the transport from the NAC and the transfer of that function “Main gas pipelines”, – said Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Kistion the government’s adoption on Wednesday of a resolution “Some issues of activities in the natural gas market” .

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He also appealed to the Prime Minister asking additional Protocol to instruct the energy Ministry, “Ukrtransgaz” and the Moscow state University “urgent to ensure the implementation of the decisions that come out of this decision”.

“This is our last decision (unbundling – if) and needs a real work to ensure its implementation”, – said V. Kistion.

At the same time, Finance Minister Alexander danyluk pointed out that the draft resolution “there are some risks to “Naftogaz”, so I asked the rest of the day to finalize the document.

According to the draft regulations published earlier on the website of the Ministry, they approved the model contract for economic management of GTS and UGS, but the Ministry is determined by the management body of this public property which is not subject to privatization.

The document contains instructions to “Naftogaz” and its subsidiary “Ukrtransgas” in the 20-day period after the entry into force of the final decision of the Stockholm arbitration to pass the energy Ministry’s GTS and UGSF, then the Ministry should send them in the economic management of Moscow state University.

In addition, for 10 days more given to “Naftogaz” and “Ukrtransgaz” to solve the question of alienation of private property “Ukrtransgaz” of Moscow state University on the terms agreed with the latter.

As reported, the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and criticized the Ministry prepared the draft of such decision of the Cabinet. According to the head of Board of NJSC Andriy KOBOLEV, the transmission of UGS and non-core assets of PJSC “Ukrtransgaz” to “MSU” alienate foreign partners-cooperation with Ukraine to manage gas transportation system.

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