According to the head of the Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Kyiv hopes that the price for gas from EU countries in the summer he will be 250-300 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters.
"the cost of gas this quarter, not five hundred, not 385, and 329. In respect of the following blocks - I have ordered the energy Ministry of the NJSC " Naftogaz of Ukraine ", we expect the price of natural gas from our European partners on the summer season, i.e. the second and part of the 3rd quarter from 250 to 300 US dollars ", - said the Prime Minister, RIA " Novosti ". The Prime Minister also said that "the urgent task for the Ministry of energy and "Naftogaz" in the summer to upload a maximum of gas in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities at the lowest price. Falling prices for petroleum products allows us to take advantage of positive market conjuctures and not overpay Russia ". Before that, he said that Kyiv expects gas prices from the EU for the summer period at the level of 250-300 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters. Last week, the Ukrainian Naftogaz asked in a persistent form in court from Gazprom 6, $ 2 billion for the reduction of the volumes of gas transit. Remember, January 21, Naftogaz has made the initiative Gazprom to discuss the rules of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine in the period from 1 April to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. The Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. January 20, during the meeting with Chairman of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that the Russian holding company is obliged to make repayment of Ukraine's gas debt, which amounts to 2, 196 billion, and together with penalties - 2, 44 billion dollars. For his part, Miller reminded that a discount on Russian gas for Ukraine ceased to operate from 1 April. Now gas supplies to Ukraine are carried out in Accordance with the so-called " winter plan ", which Gazprom and Naftogaz signed at the end of October through the mediation of the EU. The plan envisages the restoration of gas supplies from Russia, Ukraine and repay it until the end of 2014 3, 1 billion announced by Gazprom 5, $ 3 billion of debt. Gazprom on December 24 last year received from Naftogaz 1, $ 65 billion debt for gas.