Naftogaz hopes for talks on transit with Gazprom in March

Naftogaz hopes for talks on transit with Gazprom in March


The Ukrainian side plans to hold a dialogue with the Russian energy company about exceeding the rate of transit of gas for Gazprom until the end of this month.

KYIV, 23 Mar. The NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” is discussing with the Russian side the date of negotiations on gas transit through the territory of Ukraine, there is hope that they will be held before the end of March, said the head of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Andrey Kobelev.

“In transit, we try to negotiate the beginning of negotiations, I hope that it will be in this month,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Since the beginning of the year Ukraine unilaterally raised the rate of transit of gas for Gazprom more than in 1,5 times to 4,5 dollars for transportation of thousand cubic meters of natural gas per 100 kilometers. The decision was taken by the National Commission of Ukraine for state regulation in the areas of energy and utilities (CREATED), despite the presence of a long-term contract on transportation of gas between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz”.

The head of “Naftogaz” has repeatedly stated to the media that he plans on this occasion talks with the leadership of “Gazprom”, however, this information had not been confirmed by Russian companies.