The head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn believes that the market value of Russian gas should not exceed 230 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters, and hopes to come to a common understanding with Gazprom on the issue.
"If the cost will continue to fall and we still get to spend the conversations that we have long since begun, and to convince "Gazprom" that the market value (on the gas) not 270-280 dollars, but below $ 230 - this will be an opportunity to speak, "said demchyshyn, reports RIA" Novosti ".
first of Demchyshyn has said that he does not consider a fair price for gas at $ 250 per cubic meter. However, in the last month of summer it was claimed that the cost of procurement "Naftogaz of Ukraine" European gas in the 2nd quarter was 11% higher than the price of gas purchases in Russia. Gazprom supplied gas to Ukraine at a price of 247, 18 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. At the same time the weighted average cost of gas imports from Europe including the transportation is 275 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. On Wednesday, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that all the important issues of bilateral agreements with Ukraine on winter package, agreed. At the same time, the Ministry ruled out the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional discounts on gas. The day before Demchyshyn said Kyiv expects dialogues on gas in the near future and hopes to reach a decision on a "winter package" for this or next week. The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on the "winter package" of gas supplies to Ukraine, which predusmatrivaet as providing discounts for two quarters from Russia and securing payment of pumping gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities from the EC.