Elena Timoshenko. The contract price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter reduced to 252 USD per thousand cubic meters from 287, 18 of the dollar in the 3rd quarter, the amount of any discount from the government of the Russian Federation has not yet been Appointed and will be announced closer to the beginning of this quarter, said the head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller.
"The discount is given on a quarterly basis, the more we see what a high price volatility on energy markets. The price for the third quarter decision to discount the Russian government has made, but Ukraine, unfortunately, can't even use these benefits because they and similar money at the moment, no, " said Miller correspondents.
According to the decree of the government of the Russian Federation, the formula of discounts on gas for Ukraine, provided at the expense of customs duties, for the third quarter of this: the Contract value minus 247, 18 dollar. Because the Contractual price of gas for Ukraine in the 3rd quarter amounts to 287, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters, the Discount is $ 40.
"We will, of course, to focus on the price in neighboring European countries. To say about what has a chance to be given a Discount in conditions of high volatility, in principle, it is impossible, but by the beginning of deliveries in the fourth quarter, of course, such a decision from Russia will be made, " said Miller.
He noted that " the price formula for Ukraine in the fourth quarter - 252 dollar."
Miller has noticed that "Gazprom" is working with Ukraine " strictly according to the contract, which was signed in 2009 "." Any change in the pricing formula be gone, this brand market value, signed the contract provides for the possibility of discounts, Discounts granted at the expense of export duties ", - noticed the head of " Gazprom ".