July 2, 2019 / 9:27 AM / 5 months ago

Novatek offers to supply LNG to Gazprom to cover any Ukraine transit issues - Ifax

FILE PHOTO: Gazprom logos are on display at Bovanenkovo gas field on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian gas producer Novatek (NVTK.MM) is prepared to supply Gazprom (GAZP.MM) with liquefied natural gas to honour its contracts this winter in the event of Ukraine transit issues, Interfax news agency cited Novatek’s CEO as saying on Tuesday.

Gazprom, the main supplier of natural gas to Europe, halted gas transit via Ukraine twice since 2006 at the height of winter, in rows over gas prices and transit. More than one third of Russia’s gas exports to the European Union cross Ukraine, providing Kiev with valuable income.

Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin, Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Louise Heavens

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