According to Kobolyev, “Naftogaz of Ukraine” intends to verify the quotation “Gazprom” to the prices offered by European traders, said the Agency “Interfax”. “If Gazprom will not supply gas to Ukraine, if for some reason the price does not satisfy us or the terms of the contract will be bonded, we will be able to buy gas from European destinations, as we did this winter,” = said the official.
Earlier, the head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller explained Ukrainian proposal concerning return to direct supplies of Russian gas by reducing the daily reverse from Europe in June, at 6.4% compared to may.
In the first quarter of this year, “Naftogaz of Ukraine imported gas from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia weighted average price 198 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters of Russia in the same period of time was offered to buy gas at $212,3 dollars, which is $17 less than the prices scheduled under the contract.
Ukraine began to increase reverse gas supplies from EU in 2014. According to the company “Naftogaz”, in 2015, Kiev has received from Europe 9.2 billion cubic meters versus 6.1 billion cubic meters from Russia.
6 June “Gazprom” has received an official letter from the Ukraine asking for the resumption of gas supplies, which stopped completely in November of last year. In the message it was about the second half of 2016 and first quarter 2017.