Ambassador: the price of Russia gas for Belarus in 2016 may be reduced

Ambassador: the price of Russia gas for Belarus in 2016 may be reduced


Earlier, the Deputy energy Minister of Belarus Vadim Zakrevsky said that Minsk hopes to cut the price of Russian gas in 2016 more than 10 dollars per thousand cubic meters.

MINSK, 20 Dec. Alexei Bukchin. The price of Russian gas for Belarus in 2016, may drop to 135-140 dollars per thousand cubic meters, said Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov on air of the Belarusian TV on Sunday.

“A little bit may fall… Now 142 USD per thousand cubic meters. Somewhere in the region of from 140 to 135 (USD) may be because the movement (of prices) in world markets down, ” he said.

He did not exclude that the price of Russian oil may also be reduced in 2016. “And oil may be some kind of agreement,” the Ambassador said.

Earlier, the Deputy energy Minister of Belarus Vadim Zakrevsky said that Minsk hopes to cut the price of Russian gas in 2016 more than 10 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Vice-Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko, in turn, said that Belarus expects to agree about reduction of prices on Russian gas until December 21.

He claimed that Belarus sees no reasons to reduce prices for imported Russian oil. “Prices fell sharply. There is reason to discuss, on what prices should be supplied and sold the oil,” he said.