Gazprom was unable to supply gas to Italy on October 1 through Austria. How approved in the message of the company, the local operator did not confirm the transportation of the declared volume. Moscow promised to solve the problem together with Italian buyers.
“Transportation of Russian gas under the contracts of Gazprom Export LLC through the territory of Austria has been suspended due to the refusal of the Austrian operator to confirm the transport nominations. The reason is related to the regulatory changes that took place in Austria at the end of September,” the company said in a statement.
On the morning of October 1, Eni reported that Gazprom stopped gas supplies from 1 October.
“Gazprom reported that it could not confirm the volumes of gas requested for today, stating that delivery through Austria is impossible. Therefore, today the supply of Russian gas to Eni through the checkpoint in Tarvisio will be at zero. Eni will provide updates if supplies resume,” the Italian company said.
Eni agreed to pay for gas from Russia in rubles. At the end of August, Gazprom reduced supplies to Italy from 27 million cubic meters to 20 million cubic meters. Italy will live without gas from Russia if the winter is warm, thinks Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi. He said that gas storage facilities in the country are already 90% full. In general, Eni intends to completely abandon Russian gas in two to three years.