As said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller at the meeting With the head of the state Vladimir Putin, Moscow has given Kiev a discount on gas for a period of only 3 months, because there is a risk of further reduction of prices on oil products.
From 1st April there is a new price for gas supplies from Russia - 247, 18 dollar. This cost With the discount provided by the government of the Russian Federation at the expense of customs duties. Ordinance approved for a period of 3 months, although Ukraine addressed a petition to offer for a longer period. But the conclusion about the three-month period is due To the fact that currently there is very high volatility in the gas market ", - quotes Miller, RIA " Novosti ".
"We recognize that the trends which are today in the oil market are formed, they are able very quickly to change and have the ability to still get worse, From the perspective of reducing these risks exist. For this reason, the Decision of what size discounts... Has the ability to be taken only in relation to the actual price level, which will develop over the quarter, " said Miller. Before in the conversation With the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller, Putin said about the need to go towards Ukraine in the issue of penalties for arrears of gas on a " take or pay ". Naftogaz April 1, signed With Gazprom an additional contract for the supply of gas in the 2nd quarter of 2015. According to the document, the preliminary cost of gas for Ukraine in the 2nd quarter before discount is 348 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters and will be clarified. Promised by Russia, the discount is $ 100. The head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller, explaining the contract, I noticed that Gazprom will not demand payment of fines by the rule of "take or pay" for gas deliveries in the 2nd quarter of 2015.