KIEV, March 1. The claims of “Naftogaz Ukraine” to “Gazprom” on the issue of gas transit is $8.2 billion this was reported to journalists by the head of the company Andrey Kobelev.
“The total amount of claims (Ukraine to Russia) transit contract is $8.2 billion,” – said Kobolyev.
According to him, in case of reaching a compromise with Gazprom, “can be even additional payments for the period from the commencement of the new tariffs”.
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Claims of the Ukrainian party related to the fact that, as recalled KOBOLEV, Gazprom switched to a new system of payments for gas transportation, which was enacted Kiev.
At the end of January, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn explained how will be the transit of gas. He noted that Kyiv will carry out the transit of Russian gas to Europe under the old agreement, without increasing the tariff by 50%. “We have no bases in order (invoice of Russia) on the new tariffs, because it is not a signed contract. We are working on those contracts that exist,” said Demchyshyn.
Currently, the two countries signed a transit agreement, which expires only in 2019.
At the end of December 2015 “Naftogaz” suggested “Gazprom” to negotiate in connection with the adoption in Ukraine of new rules of pricing on services of gas transportation, in particular, of the principle of “transport or pay” (ship-or-pay). The change of tariff policy, as explained then in the company, is due to the fact that the national Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres of power and utilities (CREATED), set the tariffs for the transportation of natural gas through cross border pipelines to points of entry and exit. For all entry points was set a rate of $12,47 per thousand cubic meters. The price points ranged from $16,74 $32,80 per thousand cubic meters.
“If earlier the cost of services for the transportation of natural gas that transits through Ukraine, was not regulated by the state and determined only by a bilateral contract between two economic entities – “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and “Gazprom”, from now on, the relevant tariffs are determined CREATED,” claimed the company.