NEW YORK, March 6. /Corr. Alexey Kachalin/. Ukraine intends to reduce prices for the purchase of natural gas (GHG) emissions from the current $200 to $160 per thousand cubic meters and sees no need for signing with Russia a long-term purchase agreements PG. About this demchyshyn said in a published on Sunday an interview with the business news Agency Bloomberg.
“160 dollars per thousand cubic meters – is a good price,” he said. – I don’t expect deeper depressions”.
According to him, currently Ukraine consumes about 120 million cubic meters of gas per day, of which 10 million cubic meters passes through the reverse schemes of Western Europe and 60 million is selected from its underground storages (UGS).
The agreement-Russia-Ukraine on gas transit
Currently, between Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement on transit, which is due to expire only in 2019. Demchyshyn has claimed that he does not consider “critical” to renew the agreement for the long term. “Ukraine will not have a fixed volume of gas imported, while we are not going to increase consumption,” the Minister explained. In addition, he argues that “the ability to get cheap loans from creditors” allows the authorities in Kyiv to achieve the best contract prices for GHGs.
The head of the company: the sum of the requirements of “Naftogaz Ukraine” to the Russian Federation on transit is $8.2 billion
At the end of January 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 per cent. “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.
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.
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.
On gas transit from Iran to Europe via Ukraine
The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn plans to travel to Iran on 7-8 March to discuss the possibility of importing natural gas from the Islamic Republic to Europe through Ukraine.
Gas for the population in Ukraine will rise in price since April on 50%
About this demchyshyn said in a published on Sunday an interview with the business news Agency Bloomberg.
“We will talk about Iranian gas to supply Europe through our system,” he said. He refused to divulge other details of his alleged trip to Iran.
Since November last year Ukraine suspended imports of Russian natural gas (NG).
In February Demchyshyn has claimed that the country will not purchase GHG in the Russian Federation in the current heating season. “No need to buy Russian gas this heating season. Next year is a very big chance that also do not have”, – he said.