Rus News Journal

Greeks raise money to Gazprom

the Gas industry
As has informed on Tuesday the Financial Times newspaper, referring to the sources in bank circles of Greece, the Greek gas company Depa undertakes desperate efforts to find 120 million which it should pay this month to Gazprom for deliveries of natural gas. To Russia 80 % of gas received by the company are necessary. Negotiations about granting of the emergency credit as inform sources FT, are conducted at once with several Greek banks and pass against not less desperate attempts Depa to collect debts from national power marketing company Laghe.

the Situation to which has got Depa, experts speak, is characteristic for many state companies of the country having deficiency of a cash. Negotiations Depa with banks which in the conditions of financial and political instability are inclined to limit crediting possibility while it is not known will be how much successful. A consequence of problems Depa already was the decision of state power company PPC which operates country power stations, to close all power stations working on natural gas, and to increase electric power manufacture at the stations working on brown coal which is extracted in the Greece.

Ivan Nikolsky