Russia’s state gas group Gazprom will completely halt gas supplies to French energy giant Engie, which also has gas plants in our country, from Thursday. Gazprom notes that Engie has not yet paid in full for the natural gas delivered in July.
The company, in a press release on Telegram, referred to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin at the end of March. This states that it is prohibited to “supply more natural gas to a foreign buyer if he does not pay the full amount within the period stipulated in the contract.”
According to Gazprom, it did not receive payment for delivery in July on Tuesday evening.
Inge declined to comment on an announcement from St Petersburg on Tuesday evening.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russians had already announced that the gas tap would be closed in part due to a “difference of opinion on the application of contracts”.
After that previous announcement of a partial halt to deliveries, Engy downplayed the impact. It said it had already provided the necessary quantities “to fulfill its obligations to its customers and its own needs.”