BRATISLAVA Jan 9 Slovakia said on Friday it
wanted to secure delivery of between 8 million and 10 million
cubic metres of natural gas from sources other than Russia after
the flow of Russian gas was halted this week.
"We are curently assessing the technical feasibility of
deliveries of a total of eight to 10 million cubic metres a day
from storages of E.ON (EONGn.DE) at the Czech-German border, Gaz
de France, OMV (OMVV.VI), or storages in Poland," Economy
Minister Lubomir Jahnatek told Czech radio.
The Slovak gas company SPP, whose pipeline also carries 20
percent of the European Union's annual gas consumption, is
delivering gas from its storages to households, hospitals and
schools. It cut supplies to large customers on Wednesday,
forcing major companies to reduce production.
(Reporting by Martin Santa, writing by Peter Laca; editing by