YekaterinburgEnergo Stops Getting Gas Supply Due to Debts

2 August 2012 (17:11)

Starting August 1, 2012, Uralsevergaz stops supplying natural gas to YekaterinburgEnergo’s boilers. The reason behind this decision is that the latter failed to meet the payment schedule for the debts (for the natural gas shipments) and that the natural gas delivery agreement expired on July 31, 2012, Uralsevergaz’s press service reports.

This means that YekaterinburgEnergo is to blame for the fact that a great part of Yekaterinburg residents will have no hot water supply. However, the supply of natural gas to socially important buildings will not stop.

By the time the heating season was over on May 15, 2012, YekaterinburgEnergo owed 629.8m RUR to Uralsevergaz for the natural gas it had consumed. Neither the company management nor Yekaterinburg Council (the founder of the company) offered any practical solution to the problem. This is why Uralsevergaz had to use its weapon of last resort on May 16, 2012 and limit the gas supply to YekaterinburgEnergo’s boilers. Yet the supply of natural gas to socially important buildings did not stop.

After a payment schedule was elaborated for the summer months, Uralsevergaz restored the natural gas supply on June 15, 2012, which was a compromise with the local authorities. In June, YekaterinburgEnergo fulfilled its obligations, but in July, less than 40% of the agreed sum was paid.

As of August 1, 2912, YekaterinburgEnergo owes Uralsevergaz 514m RUR for the natural gas it has consumed.

Uralsevergaz claims their resources have been exhausted, which is why they can only resume supplying natural gas to YekaterinburgEnergo after the debt has been paid off in full.

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