The Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexander Medvedev, answering a question of journalists, what is the contract price for gas is formed for Ukraine in the third quarter, said: “Good, would have bought myself,” reports the Telegraph. “All you have to do Ukraine is to perform certain actions”, — Medvedev said, without specifying asked whether “Naftogaz of Ukraine” to “Gazprom” about gas purchase.
Ukraine refused to buy Russian gas to European in November 2015. Kiev argues that the import of gas under the reverse scheme is cheaper than buying directly from Russia. However, in June “Naftogaz of Ukraine” sent a letter to Gazprom with a request to resume delivery.
Minister of energy Alexander Novak suggested that “Naftogaz” to buy gas from Russia in the third quarter at $177 per 1 thousand cubic meters and called the price “comfortable” and appropriate to market conditions.
However, Kiev refused to buy gas from Russia at Novak announced price. As noted in his Facebook Director, business development at Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko, the cost of European gas for July were “below $173”. “That is why we are in such conditions, the gas from “Gazprom” to buy won’t. All the necessary buy gas on the European market. The benefit with this we have problems now, no,” — said a top Manager of “Naftogaz”.