Tuesday, May 10, 2022


This is coolbert:

Yet one more instance of force majeure as a result of the Ukraine Conflict.

Natural gas flow vital to existence in the European Union to be cut by one-third.

Thanks to the Russian Internet media outlet Russian Times [RT].

"Ukraine turns off Europe-bound gas"

"Kiev cites 'force majeure' to halt a third of Russian transited gas flow to Europe, while Gazprom says there have been no issues that would justify the move"

"Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom has received no confirmation of force majeure or any obstacles to continued transit of gas through a junction in Lugansk Region, the company said on Tuesday, after Ukraine’s operator OGTSU announced it would halt further deliveries starting May 11, due to the presence of 'Russian occupiers.'"

"Gas Transit Services of Ukraine (OGTSU) declared force majeure on Tuesday, saying that it was impossible to continue the transit of gas through a connection point and compressor station located in the Lugansk area. As OGTSU personnel 'cannot carry out operational and technological control' over the Sokhranovka connector point and Novopskov compressor station, the company cannot continue to fulfill its contract obligations, it said." 

"Force majeure . . . is a common clause in contracts which essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, epidemic or sudden legal changes prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract." [thanks to the wiki]

Persons or entities under contract because of the war declaring force majeure releasing them from obligations. Forces beyond control making fulfillment of obligations impossible.

This compressor station too close to the battle area, civilian operating personnel to wary to carry ouot their duties for fear of death? That is what this is?


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