Madrid Desk, Mar 9 (EFE).- Russian state-run energy giant Gazprom on Wednesday said it continues to provide Europe with gas through Ukrainian territory.
“Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through Ukrainian territory as per normal, in accordance with requests of European consumers — 109.5 mln cubic meters as of March 9,” the company said.
On Monday Gazprom announced that gas sent to Europe had hit a new record of $3,892 per thousand cubic meters and warned of the possibility of further price increases..
“As for the gas sector, Russia will continue to maintain its position as a reliable supplier of gas to the European market,” the director of the Russian foreign ministry’s economic cooperation Dmitry Birichevsky told state-linked news station Sputnik Wednesday.
“Russian companies continue to fulfill contractual commitments regarding both supplies and transit,” he added.
The United States on Tuesday banned imports of oil, natural gas and coal from Russia, as part of the response to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February. EFE