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Gazprom 'stops supplying un-paid-for gas' to Ukraine

Russian energy company Gazprom said it has "stopped supplying un-paid-for gas to Ukraine" this morning, according to reports in Russian media.

Gazprom said Ukraine has failed to pay for its gas supplies.

A Gazprom spokesperson told ITV News the company will now require all payments to be made in advance.

Ukraine Russia gas talks fail ahead of cut off deadline

Ukraine and Russia failed to hold expected talks on a gas pricing dispute this morning, despite a deadline for Kiev to pay a $1.95 billion debt by Monday or have its gas supplies cut off.

Russian decision to stop deliveries to Kiev could disrupt the gas flow to the European Union, which receives its energy via Ukraine.

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Gas crisis looming after Russia Ukraine talks collapse

Ukraine and Russia will attempt fresh talks this morning, ahead of a Russian deadline for Kiev to pay a $1.95 billion (£1.15 billion) debt or have its gas supplies cut off.

Protesters throw objects into the Russian embassy in Kiev. Credit: REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev

The two countries failed to end a gas pricing dispute at talks yesterday.

Russia's decision to stop deliveries to Kiev could disrupt the gas flow to the European Union, which receives its energy via Ukraine.

ScottishPower announces home dual fuel bill cut of £54

ScottishPower will reduce its domestic gas and electricity prices on January 31 following the measures recently announced by the UK Government to curb non energy costs.

A typical dual fuel household annual bill will reduce by £54, made up of a 3.3% reduction in standard tariffs for dual fuel customers – £42 per annum. It also includes a universal rebate to be paid to customers in line with the government timetable - £12 per annum.

This reduction will bring the average annual bill for a dual fuel customer paying by monthly direct debit down to £1,199 per annum. It should benefit 2.2 million households.

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