MOSCOW, 10 Mar RIA Novosti/Prime. Ukraine deceived, believing that reduced energy dependence on Russia for at least this non-existent freedom will pay the industry and the population of the country, said Deputy Director General of the national energy security Fund (the national energy security Fund) Alexey Grivas.
yesterday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in conversation " the First national television channel said that the country has greatly reduced its energy dependence on Russia, and this year will be to purchase natural gas on the reverse at the price of $ 245 per thousand cubic meters." We about it spoke and dreamed (on the reduction of energy dependence on Russia - edit) 23. We, my team did, " said Poroshenko.
according to the " Ukrtransgaz ", Ukraine in January-February 2015 imported 4, 1 billion cubic meters of gas, as well as among them 2, 3 billion cubic meters from Europe and 1, 8 billion from Russia. As explained in Ukrainian organizations, the import of Russian gas in the first two months of 2015 fell into 2, 3 times, 4, 1 billion in the January-February 2014.
"everything has a cost. The price at which Ukraine did not want gas from Russia is a complete collapse of the industry plus the sharp growth of prices for socially vulnerable categories of customers for gas and heat. What the previous government of Ukraine did my best to delay, Mr. Poroshenko brought to life. History will judge the achievement is for Ukraine or failure, " said Grivas Last news .
in early March, the national Commission of Ukraine, regulating energy and utilities, in the framework of the implementation of the Memorandum with key creditor of Ukraine - international monetary Fund (IMF) decided from April 1 to increase the heat tariff for residents of 72%. The minimum tariff for gas for residents will be increased in 3, 3 times up to 3, 6 thousand UAH (about 132 dollars) per thousand cubic meters. Also decided to increase from April 1, the price of gas for plants, utility companies, producing heat for residents, 2, 2 times up 2934 UAH (approximately 107 dollars) per thousand cubic meters.
Grivas Also emphasizes that the price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the long-term contract "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" the second quarter will be much lower than the first quarter (329 dollars) due to falling oil prices.
"The fact that gas prices under long-term contracts also fall due to the decrease in oil prices. Just in the 1st quarter it was not so much As was still the effect of high oil prices, but the second quarter has to be more significant reduction and, most likely, long-term rates will be in the range presumably 220-250 USD per thousand cubic metres at an oil price of $ 50-60 per barrel for the previous six months, " said Grivas.
in addition, do not forget that buying gas on the reverse, Ukraine will perepetual the same gas from Russia to European customers of Gazprom, reminds specialist.