The new contract provides for annual supplies of 600 million cubic meters of gas from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2023.
“Today’s event is another proof of our effective long-term cooperation with Gazprom. This contract symbolizes a crucial strategic alliance. Our reliable partnership with Gazprom is a guarantee of uninterrupted gas supplies to our company and Slovenia for years to come,” said Bostjan Napast.
Russian gas supplies to Slovenia began in 1978.
Between 1978 and 2017, more than 14 billion cubic meters of gas was delivered to Slovenia, including 607.2 million cubic meters in 2017. The previous contract between Gazprom Export and Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana expired on December 31, 2017.
Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana, a major natural gas importer to Slovenia, is a partner of Gazprom Export in the Slovenian market.