OREANDA-NEWS Denmark's largest energy company, Ørsted, said it has not changed its position on refusing to pay for Russian gas in rubles and allowed its supplies to be cut off soon, the company said in a press release. It notes that the deadline for payment for fuel is May 31, and the company plans to make payments exclusively in euros, as specified in the contract.

“Under the contract, we have no such legal obligation to pay for gas in rubles, and we have repeatedly notified Gazprom Export that we will not do this. The deadline for payment is May 31, and Ørsted will continue to pay in euros. Thus, there is a risk that that Gazprom Export will stop supplying gas to Ørsted. In our understanding, this will be a violation of the agreement," the statement said.

The company announced its refusal to buy gas from Russia for rubles at the end of April.

Poland also refused to pay for Russian gas in rubles. Piotr Naimsky, the country's authorized representative for strategic energy infrastructure, said that Poland would no longer buy gas from Russia. After that, Gazprom stopped supplying fuel to the country.

Later it turned out that Poland continues to buy Russian gas, but not from Russia, but in reverse from Germany via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. According to the official representative of "Gazprom" Sergey Kupriyanov, the volume of the reverse is about 30 million cubic meters. m per day.

Also, Russian gas stopped flowing to Bulgaria.