Moscow, Jul 30 (EFE).- Russia’s Gazprom on Saturday announced the immediate suspension of gas supplies to Latvia.
“Today, Gazprom suspended its gas supplies to Latvia… due to violations of the conditions” of purchase, the state-owned company said in a brief statement.
Gazprom’s decision comes a day after the Baltic country announced that the Russian gas imports were resumed through a broker company.
Latvia and the other two Baltic republics, Estonia and Lithuania, had refused to accept Russia’s demand to pay for gas in rubles.
In mid-July, Latvia’s parliament approved a total ban on gas imports from the Russian giant from January 1, 2023.
Latvia has a large underground gas reservoir in the city of Incukalns, operated by Conexus Baltic Grid, a unified gas storage and distribution network for the three Baltic countries.
In 2019 and 2020, Latvia received over 1.6 billion cubic meters of gas per year, according to Gazprom’s data. EFE