MOSCOW, 3 Mar RIA Novosti/Prime. The Russian Federation is ready to take measures to provide discounts on gas for Ukraine in the framework of the existing contract "Naftogaz" and " Gazprom ", If there is proper circulation of the Ukrainian side, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak in the air.
"in General, the current contract provides for the possibility of providing discounts. It was earlier in 2013 and in 2014, the discount was provided. But the size of the discount depends on the current provisions from the market, the competitiveness of natural gas from Russia and So on. This is the subject of separate arrangements. According to the calculations of such a possibility. If the appropriate application from the consumer - the Ukrainian side, the government of the Russian Federation may consider such situation, taking into account, because This discount is not the price but in this case the reduction, exemption of export duty, " said Novak.
the price of gas from Russia to Ukraine in the 1st quarter of 2015 is 329 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Ukraine, according to the winter plan agreed at the end of October 2014 after long negotiations with the participation of the European Commission, receives gas from Russia in the mode of prepaid benefit $ 100 per thousand cubic meters. Winter plan will be in effect until April.
A new twist on an old theme emerged on February 19." Naftogaz of Ukraine "has stopped gas supplies in the Donbass, explaining That "critical damage" pipelines." Gazprom decided the problem, using canned gas metering station, and just a couple of hours, the Ukrainian side suddenly said that he has restored pipe and resumed gas supplies to the region.
on the subsequent day of the event continued to grow, But the situation did not become clearer. So, Naftogaz says that resumed gas supply region. Authorized Donbass state that the gas comes specifically from Gazprom through the southern border with the Russian Federation (GIS "Platoo" and "Prokhorovka" )." Gazprom argues that the flow of gas through Platova " and "Prokhorovka" agreed with the Ukrainian side. Read more ""