- Title: RUSSIA: Russia agrees to energy warning system with EU
- Date: 24th October 2007
- Summary: (W3) PISAREVSKAYA, VORONEZH REGION, RUSSIA (FILE) (REUTERS) PAN OF THE CONTROL ROOM AT THE GAS METERING STATION NEAR RUSSIA-UKRAINE BORDER OPERATOR AT THE DESK IN CONTROL ROOM AT GAS METERING STATION CLOSE UP OF A MONITOR INSIDE CONTROL ROOM EXTERIOR OF METERING STATION/ VARIOUS OF GAS PIPELINES OPERATOR AT METERING STATION TURNING A VALVE CLOSE-UP OF GAS METER VARIOUS OF GAS PIPELINES AT METERING STATION
- Embargoed: 8th November 2007 12:00
- Topics: European Union,Energy
- Reuters ID: LVAA0PAWFIHHIYO7U7OT0N8B0P4D
- Story Text: Russia and the European Union agree to an energy warning system which would flag up any disruptions in oil or gas supplies.
: Russia and the European Union have agreed to set up an early warning system to flag any disruptions to gas and oil supplies through Russian pipelines.
Sergei Yastrzhembsky, Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief adviser on EU relations, told a news briefing on Wednesday (October 24) the agreement was aimed at minimizing the impact of any shortage of supply.
Russia is one of the EU's main energy suppliers, pumping oil and gas through its pipeline systems west across Belarus and Ukraine into western Europe.
Last winter a pricing dispute between Russia and Belarus disrupted the EU's supplies which had 12 months earlier been hit by a similar argument between Russia and Ukraine.
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