Director of business development of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Yuriy Vitrenko believes that the Market value of gas for Kiev should be formed according to the formula: the cost of hubs in Germany minus the cost of transport from the territory of the Russian Federation until these hubs.
"Market value both for Poland and Ukraine – the cost of hubs (wholesale market) in Germany minus the cost of transport from the territory of the Russian Federation until these hubs, not plus these transportation costs, as Russia wants (higher cost just doesn't make sense – you can buy gas in Germany and bring them to Poland or Ukraine) ", – he said on his page on Facebook.
explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this. Before Tuesday, the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Kyiv insists on signing an agreement on gas for the entire heating season and does not agree to a discount for the quarter. The Ukrainian Minister also said that the price for gas from Russia at $ 247 not happy with Kiev, and the Ukrainian side insists on a 30% discount on the contract price. However, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow considers unfounded assertions of Ukraine on the discrepancy of discounts on gas for the third quarter of the market pricing mechanism. Before in the same day, a source in the Ukrainian delegation was informed that the participants of the trilateral gas talks have not reached agreement on any of the issues discussed. Before that, the Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the Russian Federation is not going to negotiate with Ukraine a discount on gas for the third quarter, the decision has already been taken by the Russian government, and the supply of gas to Ukraine will be carried out on these terms.