Ukraine has raised the tariff for transit of Russian gas is about 1.5 times

Moscow. On 19 January. New pricing methodology for gas transit through Ukraine, which was CREATED introduced from 2016, will increase the tariff for Russian gas by about 50% or even more, however, the negotiations with “Gazprom” will be difficult, said the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.

“It (the fare) will be in accordance with new calculations of the regulator. It’s about, if I remember, $4.5 per 100 km (100 cubic meters). This is where 50%, more than 50% than before,” he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

At the same time, the Minister recalled that until recently the rate was regulated by bilateral agreements between “Naftogaz” and “Gazprom”.