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Slovakia Opens Reverse Gas Pipeline For Ukraine

Slovakia on September 2 launched a pipeline capable of delivering natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, and Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, director for energy markets at the European Commission, attended the ceremony in the Slovak town of Velke Kapusany. The pipeline could potentially supply up to 20 percent of Ukraine's annual consumption as Kyiv grapples with a halt of Russia supplies ahead of winter. (Reuters)