Gazprom has received an advance payment from Ukraine's national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy for December gas supplies, and the Russian gas giant is waiting for a request on gas volumes, Gazprom's official representative Sergei Kupriyanov told Interfax.
"The money's on our bank account. We're waiting for a request from Naftogaz on [gas] volumes," he said.
Naftogaz reported that it had transferred $378 million to Gazprom as an advance payment for the delivery of 1 billion cubic meters of gas in December. "Today, on December 5, Naftogaz Ukrainy transferred $378 million to Gazprom as an advance payment for the delivery of 1 billion cubic meters of gas," Naftogaz said in a press release Friday evening.
It was previously reported that Gazprom had forwarded a bill for a December gas delivery to Naftogaz.
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