EBRD Publishes Gas Suppliers List for Ukraine
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has published a list of gas suppliers that have pre-qualified according to the agreement with Naftogaz Ukrainy.
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.
A revolving credit line from the EBRD allows Naftogaz to spend up to $300mn 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,
The 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.
Last year, 11 companies made the cut.