Yatsenyuk: Ukraine will not buy gas from Russia at a price of $212 and will continue to purchase it in the EU

Yatsenyuk: Ukraine will not buy gas from Russia at a price of $212 and will continue to purchase it in the EU


KIEV, January 10. Ukraine continues to import gas from countries of the European Union, as it cost cheaper than the Russian Ukraine, said Sunday the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the appeal, which was broadcast “5 channel”.

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Gas agreement of Russia, Ukraine and the EU

October 31, 2014 in Brussels signed the agreement on gas between Russia, Ukraine and the EU. Infographics.

“January 1, they (Russia – ed.) billed with the price of gas is $212 per thousand cubic meters. We do not buy gas in Russia, because we purchase gas in the European Union cheaper than we were offered by Russia. The average cost of purchasing gas in the EU – about $200,” he said.

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, is in underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine is about 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 2.3 billion cubic meters more than the previous year.

“We have gas in Ukrainian underground storage facilities, now about 13 billion cubic meters, 2.3 billion more than last year,” he said.

Discount on Russian gas for Ukraine

January 1, the Russian government has approved the discount to Ukraine for natural gas supplies from Russia in the first quarter of 2016. On the basis of the contract price in $230 for 1 thousand cubic meters discount can be as high as $17,77.

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Earlier, the Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Valery Golubev told reporters that the gas price for Ukraine in the first quarter of 2016 will be $230 per thousand cubic meters without the discount.

Market conditions

In early December, energy Minister Alexander Novak said the gas price for Ukraine will be formed in common to adjacent countries market conditions.

“Discussions about the discounts are conducted during the last years, we understand the situation. “Gazprom” tries to sell gas at market prices, this is the main objective. The price for Ukraine will be formed on the basis of the same prices as for other neighboring countries, such as Poland”, – said Novak.