Tripartite Meeting on gas from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union, scheduled for 14 April in Berlin at the level of energy Ministers was postponed to a later date, stated in the press service of the European Commission.
"The meeting has been postponed on a number of technical factors at a later date. We expect that the coming week will have the opportunity to be tripartite expert meeting ", - said the press service of the EC, reports news Agency.
Press Secretary of the Deputy head of the European Commission on energy Union Affairs Maroma Sefcovic Anna-Kaisa Itkonen agreed that data. Before the last working day of the week the head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev said that a trilateral meeting on gas in Berlin Ukraine hopes to discuss with the Russian Federation and the European Commission the prospects of signing a new gas pack on a 12-month period. Before that, the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine hopes that the price of imported gas from Europe and Russia will not exceed $ 250. on 8 April, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller at the meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that Moscow gave 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. 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.