Ukraine expects that the cost of the gas it receives from Russia and Europe, will be further reduced, said on the last working day of the week the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
"We Expect that Within the next 2 quarters we will be able to minimize the price of the gas that We buy from Europe and Russia. Expect that we will be able to buy gas at a price less than $ 250 per thousand cubic meters ", - he told reporters at a press conference.
according to his statement, for the Ukrainian industry is the ability to minimize cost and to balance the Price of gas for residents, " because every quarter, this cost will be reviewed ".
"At the moment the Ukrainian gas in volume 12, 8 billion cubic meters, which produces" Ukrgazvydobuvannya ", is used to provide Ukrainians at a discounted price. But since you need 21 billion cubic meters, the difference 9 billion must be purchased from outside. Today it is somewhere 250, a little more dollars. At the beginning of the heating season average price was above $ 300, for that reason obtained by averaging the cost for residents at approximately 4 thousand hryvnia, " - said Demchyshyn.
the cost of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 1st quarter of 2015 was $ 329 dollars per thousand cubic meters. However, on a subsequent day after the end of the period of validity of the so-called "winter package" of agreements on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, Gazprom and Naftogaz signed an additional contract for the supply of fuel in the 2nd quarter on terms similar to a " winter package ". The actual cost of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 2nd quarter with the discount of $ 100 is 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters.