Gazprom, Russia’s main natural gas supplier, has announced a complete halt in gas exports to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday after the two countries refused to make payments in rubles. Supplying Sofia and Warsaw with gas will resume once the countries agree to pay Russia in Rubles.
The Saint Petersburg-based energy giant also warned that if Bulgaria and Poland start siphoning off Russian transit gas intended for other countries, it will reduce supplies by the amount Sofia and Warsaw have illegally withheld.
In a statement early on Wednesday, the company explained that “as of the end of the working day on 26 April, Gazprom Export had not received ruble payments for gas deliveries in April from the companies ‘Bulgargaz’ (Bulgaria) and PGNiG (Poland),” as required under President Vladimir Putin’s decree dated 31 March. It noted that “payments for gas delivered since 1 April must be made in rubles,” and that both companies had been notified of this “in a timely manner.” -RT
Poland has so far refused to follow this procedure set forth by Russia and on Tuesday sanctioned Gazprom, which owns a 48% stake in the Polish company that co-owns the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. The 4,000-kilometer route transports gas from the Yamal Peninsula and western Siberia to Germany and Poland via Belarus. Poland has stated it will no longer buy gas from Russia.
Bulgaria currently has a 10-year contract with Gazprom that is set to expire at the end of this year. The ministry’s statement said that Bulgargaz would not finish the contract if it had to pay in rubles, stating that the setup “poses significant risks to Bulgaria.” Sofia relies on Russia for around 90% of its gas, with the remainder coming from Azerbaijan, according to a report by RT.
Prepare for higher prices and more fuel shortages. Things are getting a little out of hand, and we should be as prepared as possible for what’s looking like the inevitable.
Ukraine is just a move in a chess game, a part of the players strategies, maybe this is just another one?
So what’s the real end goal, the collapse of the current dollar denominated system and replacing it with another? Maybe one that will create financial system chaos and lead to a single supreme world bank/currency with all other national and local banks and currencies being just franchises of it?
Or is there an entirely different overall goal, one no one but the players themselves know? (Nations and their leaders are pieces in the game, not the players that are moving them on the board)
I believe the intent was to say Gas as in “Natural Gas” and not gasoline which is inaccurate.
I have plenty of “natural” gas…
Thus the Phrase, “You don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
Just look at all the pain and suffering that Biden has brought to Europe and the Ukrainian people all to cover up and hide his Criminal Family Cabal’s activity in Ukraine with his dozens of bio-weapons labs and Money laundering schemes, gas supply monopolies and fraud Nazi Government Joe Biden and Obama installed in 2015 to loot Ukrainian assets. And US Tax payers, get the financial tab for this BS. Then Biden tries to blame Putin for supply chain shortages, mass inflation, and upcoming famine and starvation across the globe. It make one question is there any hope for humanity due to this mass evil by the few?
What do Fred Flintstone and Zelenski have in common?
Everytime they look out the window they see Rubble!
Hey G. Yeah, that’s what you tell a hot chick. “You remind me of Wilma Flinstone, cause all I see with us is Bedrock.”
Talk about cutting your own throat!