The Belarusian energy Ministry has informed that has sent a letter to Gazprom with proposals on gas supplies in 2020.
it also deals with the methods of pricing in 2021, the Ministry added.
the letter highlights that the differences in defining the cost of raw materials arose between the three companies of the amalgamation " Beltopgaz ", OJSC "Naftan" and JSC " Gazprom transgaz Belarus ".
in this regard, in Minsk waiting for that "daughter" of the gas holding will provide the necessary calculations methodology " of choosing the actual average monthly calorific value of natural gas (i.e. its calorific value.- Approx. Ed.) with the metrological confirmation of its suitability in accordance with the laws of Belarus ".
in February, the head of Board of the Russian organization Alexei Miller Miller and the Belarusian Ambassador in the Russian capital Vladimir Semashko said that this year the price of gas for Minsk will remain at the level of the last 127 USD per thousand cubic meters. Then the 1st Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Krutoy said, because this is the basic version, but Minsk will achieve a " small adjustments ".
in early April, the head of the Belarusian energy Ministry Victor Karankevich said that Gazprom sent the request to lower the price. At the same time, Lukashenko said that, in his vision, taking into account the logistics of gas from Russia is bound to cost from 40 to 45 dollars.
at the end of April, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov drew attention that even in the current falling energy prices, the contractual obligations remain. When these treaties were concluded, defines the cost of energy was below market, the diplomat reminded.
last week "Gazprom" has told that will be ready to start dialogues on the supply after the settlement of the issue with the country's debt for raw materials 165, 6 million dollars, which, in Minsk, answered that they have debts to Moscow.
This argument also inhibits the process of adopting a single formula the price of gas in the EEU.