Kiev expects the price of gas from Russia in the 1st quarter of 2016 in the region of 210 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"Somewhere in the region of 210 dollars ", - said Demchyshyn before the meeting of crisis energy headquarters, answering the question about the expected price of gas from Russia in the 1st quarter, reports RIA " Novosti ".
on the question of the expected average annual price 2016, the imported gas, he said: "we have certain expectations that will be around 207-208 dollars." In the fourth quarter of the year, the price of gas from Russia to Ukraine with the discount is 227, 36 dollars per thousand cubic meters. On Wednesday, the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are terminated prior to receipt from Naftogaz of new payments. New pre-payment has not been received. Applications for production and delivery of gas from "Naftogaz of Ukraine" no. On Tuesday, the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. According to him, Naftogaz is planning to buy gas from Russia as needed, depending on the value of consumption in the country and taking into account the proposals on the European market. Along with this, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the government adopted a conclusion to ban Naftogaz for Russian gas. On 17 November, the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak believes that the interruption of gas supplies through Ukraine is possible if Kyiv does not have time to accumulate enough reserves of natural gas in underground storage facilities. Novak described the refusal of Ukraine gas from Russia as an attempt to exacerbate the situation. Novak said that the discount for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of the coming year will be according to market prices for gas.