Naftogaz: Ukraine forecasts the growth of prices for Russian gas

Нафтогаз: Украина ждет роста цены на российский газ

Ukraine since the beginning of 2017 expects the price of Russian gas to 200-210 dollars per thousand cubic meters from the current 186 dollars, said the commercial Director of the company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko.

The representative of “Naftogaz” reported that the need to conclude an additional agreement.

“We can’t buy gas from “Gazprom” without signing an additional agreement to the existing contract with Gazprom or the tripartite agreement with the European Union and Russia”, — wrote Vitrenko on his page in Facebook.

Trilateral meeting in the format of the European Commission — Russia — Ukraine on gas will be held on December 9 in Brussels. Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak and head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev already confirmed their participation.

KOBOLEV on Tuesday said that Kyiv expects the negotiations to agree the terms of the so-called “winter package” gas.

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” buys gas from “Gazprom” from November 2015. At the end of November 2016, the Ukrainian company said it was ready to resume gas purchases from Russia in the conditions of the previous “winter packages”. In the previous winter gas package were agreed purchase “Naftogaz” from “Gazprom” 2 billion cubic meters of gas on a credit of 500 million dollars attracted using the EC.

Ukraine in the framework of the “winter package” bought Russian gas in the period from 12 October to 25 November 2015, and then again discontinued purchasing. During this period, “Naftogaz” total transferred “Gazprom” of 542 million dollars, this amount corresponds to the volume of 2,383 billion cubic meters of gas. After that Ukraine continued to purchase gas transit to the EU, saying that its price is lower than in Russia.