Moscow. December 8. The Russian side has no plans to raise questions about the termination of intergovernmental agreements with Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on gas purchases from these vendors, told reporters at the forum “Gas of Russia” Deputy Chairman of “Gazprom” Valery Golubev.
Participating in the forum the Deputy Minister of energy Kirill Molodtsov also confirmed that such work is not conducted.
Answering the question about the current volume of gas purchases in Central Asia, Golubev said that purchases are made on the basis of the prevailing balance of gas, without specifying specific volumes.
He recalled that Turkmen partners ” reluctantly, or rather, don’t meet requirements on price changes.”
The contract for the supply of gas in Turkmenistan was signed at a high level, but since then the world prices fell, and buy gas in Turkmenistan ceased to be profitable for Gazprom.
However, assured the Deputy Chairman of Gazprom, the company does not intend to go on about the situation and break off relations with these partners. He recalled the development of the Eurasian economic Union, which already includes several Central Asian countries, and in a few years and these countries can become members of the community, and thus participants in this single gas market.