The government of the Russian Federation has already prepared a draft resolution on granting Ukraine a discount on gas from Russia in the fourth quarter of 2015, it will be about 20 dollars per thousand cubic meters, told reporters the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
He has supplemented his words by the fact that "Naftogaz of Ukraine" has addressed to Gazprom with a request to provide discounts, refusing to name the Details and advised to address in "Gazprom" for clarification of this issue.
"We agreed with the EC about the principles of our work for the winter period, this principle implies that the discount would be treated by reducing export duty rates on a quarterly basis. Not for the whole winter period, and separately for the fourth and separately 1st (quarter - ed.), " said Novak, adding that he has already prepared a draft resolution for the fourth quarter.
"today prepared the relevant draft resolution, this discount will be less than in the 3rd quarter. Now finally made the calculations about what it will be off, but Usually $ 20 plus or minus ", - He told.
Novak on the last working day of the week will participate in a trilateral meeting of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on winter gas package, which ideally is obliged to become the same signing of the tripartite Protocol on gas supplies from Russia in Ukraine's upcoming heating season. The head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn this week said that Kyiv hopes in the winter package to get the RF market price for gas, which will be lower than in Europe. First of demchyshyn said about the desire of Kiev to get a price Not exceeding 230 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
The contract price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter is 252 dollars per thousand cubic meters, the discount that the Government provides at the expense of export duties, can reduce the price of blue fuel for Kiev is approximately to $ 230. In the 3rd quarter, Naftogaz does Not purchase gas from Russia - he was Not satisfied with the price, with a discount of 40 $ 247, 17 dollars per thousand cubic meters.