Home > News > World
Monday June 16, 2014 MYT 5:06:24 PM
Monday June 16, 2014 MYT 5:07:55 PM
VIENNA (Reuters) - European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Monday that Ukraine intended to fill its gas transit commitments to the European Union and he was also confident Russia would meet its gas supply pledges to the EU.
But, speaking at a news conference in Vienna, he said the EU might have a problem if it did not fill its storage and urged Russia to reconsider a compromise put forward by the EU, perhaps with small adjustments.
Gazprom said early on Monday it was reducing shipments of gas to Ukraine, following the breakdown of talks between Kiev and Moscow to resolve a pricing row, brokered by the European Commission.
Arguments over the legality of the South Stream pipeline, being build by Gazprom to ship gas directly to Europe while bypassing Ukraine, have complicated the price row.
Oettinger has said it breaches EU law, but on Monday he said it was a project he could accept.
(Reporting by Michael Shields; writing by Barbara Lewis; editing by Justyna Pawlak)
U.N. Security Council demands aid access for Syria's Yarmouk camp
U.S. couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder
Hun Sen hostility puts decade-old U.N. Khmer Rouge tribunal in doubt
Brazilian vice-president sees no impeachment case against Rousseff
Analysis - Barring economic slump, Europe's populists may be peaking
Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine, irks neighbours
Videogamers feel force of new 'Star Wars Battlefront'
The Kite Runner
Juventus aim to continue 100 percent record against French teams
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)