Volume 84 Issue 2 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 4, 2006

Natural Gas Dispute Is Settled, But Questions Remain

Agreement enables Ukraine to stem rise in natural gas prices
Department: Government & Policy

Energy officials from Russia and Ukraine on Jan. 4 settled a dispute that had prompted Russia's largest natural gas supplier, Gazprom, to shut off shipments of fuel to Ukraine.

The dispute certainly disrupted the supply of natural gas in Ukraine. It also caused serious shortages in countries in Central and Western Europe because pipelines carrying natural gas to those areas traverse Ukraine. Although the disruption was short-lived, it has caused a spate of European . . .

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