In the current difficult circumstances we managed to achieve all commercial the right solutions together with our Turkish partners, said Elena Burmistrova.
BERLIN, 19 APR. Gazprom has achieved agreement with private Turkish gas companies, they withdrew the lawsuits, announced Tuesday the General Director of “Gazprom export” Elena Burmistrova on the sidelines of the conference east forum Berlin.
“Arrangements have been made. Details apply to the commercial component, but we have achieved all of the agreements, the company withdrew its claims, there will be no litigation. I hope that in the current difficult circumstances we managed to achieve all commercial the right solutions together with our Turkish partners,” she said.
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 retroactively (from 1 January 2015), it was reported that she was set at 10.25%.
However, in early March 2016 Enerco enerji has declared that “Gazprom export” has demanded from Turkish private importers to increase the price at which they buy gas from him. It was also reported and testified to these gas pipeline operator that “Gazprom export” from the end of February began to limit the supply of gas to private Turkish companies. The newspaper Hurriyet with reference to sources in the gas companies reported that Turkish importers do not exclude filing a lawsuit against Gazprom in the international arbitration in connection with the cancellation of discounts.
“Gazprom export” on April 13 announced the settlement of a dispute on pricing with private Turkish companies, but no details are announced. The release merely stated that an agreement on the gas price for the current year and all requests were met in full.
Turkish gas companies receive Russian gas via the TRANS-Balkan pipeline, and Botas state pipeline under the Black sea “Blue stream”.