The Russian corporation “Gazprom” has stopped delivering gas to Latvia. This was reported on Saturday, July 30, in the company. “Today, PJSC Gazprom has stopped gas supplies to Latvia as part of the July application – due to violation of the conditions for gas withdrawal,” the press service said.
Data from the Latvian gas transmission operator Conexus (Conexus Baltic Grid) also confirms the suspension of supplies.
On Thursday, July 28, it became known that the main operator of the gas transmission system of Latvia, Latvijas gāze, resumed purchase of Russian gas. According to the head of the company, Aigars Kalvitis, raw materials are purchased not directly from Gazprom, but from another supplier. Kalvitis did not name him, citing a trade secret. According to the head of Latvijas gāze, transactions are carried out in euros.
Riga bans gas imports from Russia from 2023
Seimas (Parliament) of Latvia On July 14, I decided to completely ban the supply of natural gas from Russia from January 1, 2023. In 2021, about 90 percent of this raw material Riga purchased from Russia.
In accordance with Moscow’s demand, from April 1, “unfriendly countries”, in the list of which the Russian authorities have included the states that are members of the European Union, must make settlements for gas supplies through Gazprombank with the obligatory conversion of the contract currency (euros and dollars) into Russian rubles – otherwise the export will be terminated. Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark refused to fulfill these conditions, after which Russia stopped gas supplies to these countries.