16.10.14 23:45

"Russian Partners Have a Slightly Different Culture": EU Explained Gazprom That Gas Reversed to Ukraine Does not Belong to It Any More

Europe supplies gas to Ukraine in a reverse mode bought from Gazprom and, therefore, it no longer belongs to the Russian company.

European Commission Vice President Günther Oettinger explained the reverse gas supplies to Ukraine from the EU process legality and compliance with the energy market rules, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinfrom.

"If you come to Carrefour (a popular supermarket chain. - Ed.) and buy some goods there, they already do belong to you. You can store them freely, use or sell them - it is your property. Thus, if gas companies have bought gas, it no longer belongs to Gazprom and they are free to do with it whatever they want: they may sell or store it. Consequently, we have clear internal gas market functioning rules meeting the requirements of the EU," Oettinger explained the situation.

He noted that the Russian partners have a slightly different heritage in this matter

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