Russian gas cuts halt Serbian glass maker

Serbian glass plant Srpska Fabrika Stakla, owned by Bulgarian glass maker Rubin, suspended production on 8 January 2009 until further notice due to the stoppage of Russian gas supplies, the company sa…

Serbian glass plant Srpska Fabrika Stakla, owned by Bulgarian glass maker Rubin, suspended production on 8 January 2009 until further notice due to the stoppage of Russian gas supplies, the company said. The plant at Paracin will only ship products already in stock, the glass maker said in a statement on 9 January 2009. Russian gas deliveries to Serbia were completely halted on 6 January 2009 in a dispute between Russia and the Ukraine. Serbia and Germany have agreed on supplies of 3.0 million cubic metres of natural gas daily to the Balkan country in addition to the 2.0 million cubic metres delivered to Serbia on 9 January 2009 by Hungary“s MOL. Hungary delivered the same amount of gas to Serbia on 8 January 2009. Hungary has said it will decide on a day-to-day basis how much gas it can supply Serbia.