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The European Court of Justice has suspended the decision of The European Commission on the access to Opal by Gazprom



The European Court of Justice has suspended the order of The European Commission on the expansion of the Gazpromís access to the Opal gas line, according to Bloomberg with a link to the head of Polish company PGNiG Petr Wozhniak.



27.Dec.16 9:18 AM
By Anna Tuzova
Photo Toinnov.com

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The European Court of Justice has suspended the decision of The European Commission on the access to Opal by Gazprom
The Polish government has submitted the claim to the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission on the expansion of the Gazpromís access to the gas line Opal. According to Warsaw, the decision of the European Commission leads to the concentration on one of the sources of supplies, which contradicts the diversification and threatens to violations or termination of gas supplies.

Wozhniak  stated that the decision was taken on 23 December. He added that he expected the  publication of the Courtís decision earlier on that week. According to him, in practice, the order means that the Gazprom wouldnít be able to step up loading of the Opal gas line in Germany.

Russian gas, sent to Europe by the marine gasduct ďNorth StreamĒ flows to the Opal gas line, but because of the limitations of European regulators, the pipeline is not fully uploaded.

The European Commission has approved the extended access of the Gazprom to the Opal. The agreement, which has been considered by the EK concerned only 80% of the transmission volumes of Opal representing 25,6 billion cubic meters, according to the source of the EK. The Gazprom has already the access to 50% of the distributed by the gas line volumes. The EK has decided to distribute 12,8 billion cubic meters more.

Polish and Ukrainian presidents have published a statement jointly saying that the decision may create a risk to gas supplies between Poland and Ukraine. 



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