From today’s perspective, OMV does not expect to stop gas exports from Russia,” the text stressed, in which it also warned that in case of supply interruptions, the Austrian energy company can use gas from storage to supply its consumers or can access the European market.
Austrian Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer indicated in a recent interview with the OE24 channel that Vienna could pay for Russian gas in euros, despite the fact that Gazprom has changed its settlement procedure.
In response to a question from the TASS news agency on how Austria will pay for gas supplies from the Eurasian nation, OMV noted that it analyzed information received from Gazprom and was working on a solution that would comply with sanctions.
This week, the Russian gas giant stated that it completely suspended deliveries to Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz and Poland’s PGNiG for failure to pay in rubles on schedule.
According to a Gazprom source, at least 10 European companies that buy natural gas from this country have already opened accounts in Gazprombank to pay for their supplies in the national currency.
Last March 31, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the decree on the rules for gas trade with countries described as hostile to Russia, which provide for payment of contracts for the fuel in the national currency.