Oil and Gas

Slovakia considers other gas sources than Russia

BRATISLAVA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - 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 Andrew Dobbie)