“Gazprom” declared settlement of the dispute with the Turkish companies

Gazprom and private Turkish companies — importers of gas have agreed on the gas price in 2016, reported the press service of the company “Gazprom export”.

“LLC “Gazprom export” and private Turkish companies — importers of gas (“Gas Avrasia”, “Manager gas”, “Bata Hatta” “Bosphorus GAZ, Kibar Enerji”, “shell energy” and “Enerco energy”) as a result of constructive negotiations reached agreement on the gas price in the current year,” the company said, noting that “all requests were met in full (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

The representative of “Gazprom export” has confirmed this information. To name the price he refused.

Earlier on Wednesday of this agreement, wrote “Kommersant” referring to sources in the market and confirmation of the interlocutors close to “to Gazprom” and to the importer. Maria Belova from Vygon Consulting, in conversation with the edition has assumed that “Gazprom” managed to achieve the abolition of discounts.

In January of this year that “Gazprom” has decided to cancel the discount of 10.25% on procured he gas a number of Turkish companies, reported Anadolu news Agency citing its sources. A source in “Gazprom export” then explained that negotiations on this issue are continuing, and noted that the discount have lost economic relevance due to the fall in oil prices.

In late February, Interfax reported reduction of Russian gas supplies to Turkey via the Western route via Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. At the same time a source in “Gazprom export” have confirmed that “Gazprom” from February cut gas supplies to Turkey due to the lack of agreement on the discount. “We chose this method of negotiations. It’s not because of the weather”, — said the interlocutor .

Turkish companies have criticised the abolition of discounts. They said that the talks must operate the agreed price. As a result, the importers have not paid the increased expense, which was exposed “Gazprom” on January, wrote in Wednesday “Kommersant”. In response, the Russian company cut off the requests of importers for the purchase of gas on the size of non-payment. As a result, the supply for the TRANS-Balkan pipeline to Turkey since the beginning of the year fell by 3.7%, and since the introduction of restrictions at the end of February — 10%, pointed the edition.

Last month informed sources, the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News reported about the readiness of the Turkish importers to apply to the arbitration court in case they fail to reach an agreement with Gazprom. “We want to resolve this matter in accordance with the contract with “Gazprom”, and in the most positive manner,” said an industry source. He explained that claims be made by individual companies to the “daughter” Gazprom “Gazprom export”.