Gazprom’s contracts with its European customers do not allow them to re-export gas to a third party, Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak reiterated in an interview with German business newspaper Handelsblatt published Friday.
“The contract does not allow for re-exports. We hope that our European partners will adhere to the agreements. Only this can guarantee uninterrupted supplies to European consumers,”Novak said.
A third of Europe’s gas is supplied by Russia, and most of it travels through Ukraine.
Russia stopped gas supplies to Ukraine in June but is continuing to meet its commitments to European customers.