During the St. Petersburg international economic forum the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller spoke about the benefits of the Northern corridor for export to Europe Russian natural gas. He stressed the merits of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” and the shortcomings of the Ukrainian transit.
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The company began a program to reduce costs in the Central region, said Miller. According to him, it means relief on this section capacity has become unprofitable, according to RIA Novosti.
“Gazprom” started the program capacity optimization in Central region, which involves the elimination of by 2020 of almost four thousand kilometers of gas pipelines in the Central corridor,” he said.
The head of the company noted that by 2020, after the completion of the optimization program, transit capacity through Ukraine will be from 10 to 15 billion cubic meters. At the same time saving the company on operating costs only up to this point amounted to 1.6 billion dollars.
Miller said that the cost of delivering gas via Nord stream-2″ lower than through the territory of Ukraine. If the transit through this country costs about $ 2.5 per 1,000 cubic meters per 100 kilometers, the new pipeline — 2.1 per dollar.
The volume of transit laid down in the “Nord stream” in over 25 years at the rate of 2.1 per dollar, will allow the company the company’s after tax to $ 7 billion, whereas income of the shareholders of Nord Stream will amount to 7.3 billion dollars.