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24.6.2015
Eustream’s reaction to the letter of the Prime Minister of Ukraine to EU authorities
Eustream recognizes the Ukrainian aim to achieve a fully standardized operation on its borders. The solution lies in multilateral negotiations among Ukraine, European Commission, Gazprom and Eustream in line with last year’s agreement in Veľké Kapušany.  
 
Eustream is ready to participate in such negotiations and support the Ukrainian party in a maximum possible way. At the same time Eustream must take into account its responsibility to ensure gas transmission to many countries of European Union.
 
In this respect, we must articulate that the Ukrainian complaints in connection to Eustream’s transmission contracts with the Russian supplier are irrelevant. The operation of the measurement station in Veľké Kapušany is not governed by the above mentioned contract but by separate agreements on technical conditions of transmission. These agreements do not form part of the transmission agreement. 
 
At the same time, we emphasize that Ukraine already has the physical reverse flow via the Vojany-Uzhorod pipeline (Budince) at its disposal. Despite the fact that the overall capacity of this pipeline is 40 mil. m3. per day, Ukraine only uses half of its capacity. The level of current transmission is at  20.9 mil. m3. per day.
 
Eustream’s utmost interest lies in finding a constructive solution. Also, in any of its actions, Eustream thoroughly follows the principles of European Law and its mission, which is the safe and reliable transmission of natural gas.

18.6.2015
Launching the commercial operation of Slovakia-Hungary Interconnector is threatened
The Hungarian partners have not so far handed over to the Slovak party  the Slovak part of the section of crossing the river Ipeľ (IRCS) built between the municipalities Slovenské Ďarmoty and Balassagyarmat. It is a part of the pipe passing underneath the river Ipeľ, the construction of which , also  on the Slovak territory, was realized by a Hungarian subcontractor selected by MGT.

That fact is insuperable obstacle preventing  the Slovak party from operation of the Slovak section of the  Slovak-Hungarian pipeline. 
Works on the pipeline itself and the optical link IRCS are completed, but the site is not put  into a condition which should come under the relevant contracts before accepting the work and Eustream is not the owner of the relevant part of the pipeline under the river Ipeľ. Eustream does not accept the work until the safety of the whole region is ensured. The Hungarian party is obliged to carry out a reconstruction of the first unsuccessful borehole IRSC, which is required by the Hungarian and Slovak authorities.
 
Eustream is ready to launch the commercial operation of the pipeline, immediately after solving this issue.
 


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