According to the Finnish energy company Gasum, Russia stopped supplying gas to Finland early on Saturday morning. Gazprom Export informed about this on Friday afternoon, announced the Finnish utility Gasum in Espoo. The Finnish group had previously announced that it would not accept Gazprom Export’s demands for payments to be made in rubles. The two companies also disagree on other demands.
“It is deeply regrettable that the gas deliveries from our contract are now being stopped,” said Gasum boss Mika Wiljanen, according to the announcement. “However, we have carefully prepared for this situation and if there are no disruptions in the gas network, we will be able to supply gas to all our customers in the coming months.” Gas from other sources will be made available to customers throughout the summer it was said. According to Gasum, it is currently the only energy company in Finland that purchases gas directly from Russia.
Against the background of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, Finland and Sweden submitted an application for NATO membership in Brussels on Wednesday. Russia had already announced a reaction to this. Last Friday, a Russian company that imports electricity to Finland announced a delivery freeze at short notice. However, it is not clear whether there is a connection with the energy freeze.