Gas transit rate for Russian companies “Gazprom”, in accordance with the new calculations of the regulator, will be about USD 4.5 per 100 kilometers, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
KYIV, 19 Jan. Ukraine raised the rate of transit of gas for Gazprom more than half to 4.5 dollars per thousand cubic meters per 100 kilometers, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
“The transit will, in accordance with the new calculations of the regulator (the national Commission, carrying out state regulation in the spheres of energy and communal services of Ukraine, CREATED — ed.), about 4.5 dollar per 100 kilometers. It is more than 50% higher than before”, — said demchyshyn at a briefing Tuesday, adding that the new tariff had already been approved.
Previously, the transit rate was 2.7 dollars for transportation of thousand cubic meters per 100 kilometers. The Ukrainian side has stated that she wants to raise that bet to $ 5. Also in Kiev has repeatedly stated that the agreement between Ukraine and Russia on gas transit to Europe would be renewed after 2019, as the alternatives to the Ukrainian route no. For its part, Gazprom is working on the construction of the offshore pipelines to bypass Ukraine.