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Friday, October 21, 2016

Ukraine remembered the Russian gas, and spoke again about discounts

The head of Board of the state company of Ukraine for the extraction, transportation and processing of oil and natural gas “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev has hinted that independent authorities are not averse to resume purchasing Russian gas in III quarter of 2016. However, the condition of cooperation with “Gazprom” will be the low cost of Russian gas – it should be below that which is asked for the “blue fuel” to European suppliers.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to KOBOLEV, the proposal has already been formed and work in this direction with the Russian partners started.

“If “Gazprom” will be ready to make changes to an existing contract,… to the price of Russian gas has reached a level which is close to the market, if the price is lower than the price that we offer with European destinations, you… will be right to buy this gas,” – said KOBOLEV on air of the Ukrainian “5th channel”, noting that currently the cost of Russian natural gas for Ukraine is unprofitable.

“It is necessary not only to ensure the stability of gas supply, but also to do it at market prices… If “Gazprom” will offer a lower price, the offer need to consider… the dialogue is now underway with the Russian side, we have one more month”, – said the head of “Naftogaz”.

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