The price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter will amount to 252 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters, said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
"As for the 4th quarter, we are seeing a downward trend in gas Prices. Estimated forecasted That the Price formula for Ukraine in the fourth quarter will be $ 252. We will, of course, to navigate and the Prices in neighboring European countries. To say about what has a chance to be given a discount, now, I stress, in conditions of high volatility, in principle, is impossible. But by the beginning of deliveries in the fourth quarter of this decision from Russia will be taken ", - quotes the expression of Miller, the Gazprom website.
"Pictures, you know, determined quarterly, respectively, and the discount may be provided on a quarterly basis. The more we see what a high price volatility on energy markets. For this reason, 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. Before Miller expressed hope That Ukraine decides financial problems for the purchase of Russian gas for September, however, he still sees the risks in question. On the first day of the week the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said That his country has the opportunity to get a discount on gas. On the last working day of the week the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said That the only option consensus on gas supplies from Russia for next heating season will be the analogue of the triangular package 2014-2015. The European Commission hopes That Ukraine does not fully Fund the purchase of gas on the new winter package. In addition, the Vice-President of the EC in energosoiuz Maros Sefcovic sure That the trilateral agreement on gas between Russia, Ukraine and EU will sign by the end of September. On August 21, the head of Gazprom and Naftogaz Alexey Miller and Andrey Kobelev held dialogues in Minsk, during which discussed the current cooperation organizations and preparation of the Ukrainian organization for the autumn-winter period. Miller also said That Gazprom does not want to pump gas into underground gas storages of Ukraine, which ought to complement 3, 2 billion cubic meters of blue fuel.