Russia to cut gas supplies to France's Engie, cites payment failure
Russia’s Gazprom says it will halt all gas deliveries to French utility Engie from Thursday due to its failure to fully pay for deliveries made last month.
In a statement on its official Telegram channel on Tuesday, Gazprom said that Engie did not make those payments in time and that it was now obliged to cut deliveries under Russian law.
The company, however, said that it will resume supplies as soon as it gets the payments for the already supplied gas.
"At the close of the business day on August 30, Gazprom Export did not receive full payment for gas supplied to Engie (France) in July under the existing contracts." Gazprom said in its statment.
"In this regard, Gazprom Export notified Engie of the complete suspension of gas supplies starting from Sept. 1, 2022, until the moment it receives full payment for the gas it has supplied," it added.
In March, the Russian government barred the firm from gas deliveries to foreign buyers who fail to pay in time.
Earlier on Tuesday, Engie said it had prepared itself for disruptions in Russian gas supply, noting, it will continue to provide clients with gas flows.