EBRD publishes gas suppliers list for Ukraine
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has published a list of gas suppliers that have pre-qualified according to the agreement with Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to the Natural Gas Europe website.
These companies have the right to take part in tenders to supply gas to Naftogaz, at the expense of the EBRD, the state-run monopoly said July 15, naturalgaseurope.com reported.
A revolving credit line from the EBRD allows Naftogaz to spend up to $300 million on purchasing gas from European suppliers, as an alternative to gas from Russia.
Two companies have been prequalified unconditionally: Cez from the Czech Republic and French major Engie.
Naftogaz completes repayment of $300 mln EBRD loanThe following have been selected, subject to satisfying further conditions: Swiss Axpo Trading, UK-based EDF Trading; Italian Eni Trading & Shipping; Polish Handen and PGNiG; German RWE Supply & Trading; Uniper Global Commodities; Vattenfall Energy Trading and VNG Slovakia; and UK Shell Energy Europe.
Ukraine boosts gas imports from Slovakia fourfoldLast year, 11 companies made the cut.