Gazprom condemns the possibility of revising prices with companies in Turkey

Gazprom condemns the possibility of revising prices with companies in Turkey


“Gazprom” has addressed with the issue of price revision in December, but not from the beginning, at the end of the year. This does not mean that they us a discount overturned. Discussed the possibility of revising the prices. No political binding in the negotiations no,” said the source.

MOSCOW, 29 Jan. “Gazprom” at the end of 2015 turned to private gas companies of Turkey for a price revision upwards, now the parties carry on negotiations, said a source among the private importers in Turkey. He noted that Turkish contractors “Gazprom” does not see a political motive in the negotiations with the Russian company.

In Turkey, Botas in addition to state, “Gazprom” cooperates with many private gas companies, Enerco Enerji and Avrasya gaz Akfel gas (all three are included in Akfel Holding), Bosphorus gas, Shell Turkey, Bati Hatti and Kibar Enerji. At the end of April 2015, “Gazprom” has agreed with these companies to provide discounts on gas, it was reported that she was set at 10.25%. The price was reduced retroactively from January 1, 2015.

Earlier on Friday, Turkish news Agency Anadolu reported that Gazprom decided to cancel gas discount for Turkish private companies, provided in 2015.

“Gazprom” has addressed with the issue of price revision in December, but not from the beginning, at the end of the year. This does not mean that they us a discount overturned. Discusses the possibility of price revision (upward — ed)… No political bindings in the negotiations no,” said the source.

He added that returning to the negotiations on the revision of the prices for 2016 are not anticipated, due to a certain arrangement, and in the beginning of the year was the presentation, what will be the price for the Turkish importers. According to him, the negotiations involved all private Turkish gas importers.

“This all recently began. While we syasmeen their positions, decide what focus, what settings in the negotiations. Gazprom explains its position, we formulate its position, explain the situation in the Turkish market. We also remind that Turkey is in principle one of the biggest markets in Europe for Gazprom, within 5 years, Turkey was paying one of the highest prices for Russian gas. Commercial approach on the part of “Gazprom” quite constructive,” — said the source Agency.

“Can’t say how much time it will take, there are many and all sorts of technical issues. I hope not for long,” he added.

At the same time, the Agency interlocutor noted that in comparison with last year’s negotiations, the current situation is more dangerous. “It’s one thing when you’re selling the expensive gas and explains that there is a chance that it will be cheaper, as last year was. Another thing, when you sell gas at one price and telling the client that he may have to pay more. It’s a little different situation, and they “Gazprom” in terms of image benefits in Turkey do not add”, — said the source.

Answering the question, as “Gazprom” explains a possible increase in rates, the source said: “there are Different factors that we can’t disclose, but in General this is due to changes in the European energy market and recent price trends… Perhaps the expectations and calculations of one of the parties differ from the current situation. We cannot comment on pricing and contractual issues”.