"Naftogaz of Ukraine" on the last working day of the week transferred to Gazprom the 1st advance payment for future gas supplies, said Last news the press-Secretary of Naftogaz Alain Osmolovsky.
"Confirm 1st payment, the amount is not known," said Osmolovsky. She also said that Naftogaz had signed before the organization sent Gazprom a draft supplementary agreement on gas supplies.
Gazprom first said it may again start gas supplies to Ukraine on October 12 after receipt of payment, which "Naftogaz" has promised to translate on the last working day of the week. According to head "Gazprom" Alexey Miller, the Ukrainian side has submitted a request for the production and delivery of 2 billion cubic meters of gas in October. Gazprom until not explain the receipt of payment from the " Naftogaz ".
in winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the EC was initialled on 25 September, agreed to purchase by Naftogaz from Gazprom 2 billion cubic meters of gas on a credit of five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. During the winter package, the Government of the Russian Federation provided Ukraine a discount in the fourth quarter. The discount is about 20 dollars per thousand cubic meters, while the contract value is 248-252 dollars per thousand cubic meters, said the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
Additional agreement between "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" provides for a waiver of contract rules "take or pay" for the period up to 31 March 2016. In addition, the possibility for Ukraine to take gas in the daily mode up to 114 million cubic meters.
in January-June 2015 Ukraine purchased 3, 7 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia. In July, August and September, Naftogaz bought gas from Russia. The Ukrainian side was not satisfied with the price, with the discount of $ 40 had to be 247, 17 dollars per thousand cubic meters. In this period the Ukrainian Firm managed the procurement of gas in reverse.