“Gazprom” has received a letter from “Naftogaz” with the request for the resumption of gas supplies

It is about nine months: the second half of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017

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MOSCOW, June 7th. / TASS /. “Gazprom” has received a letter from “Naftogaz” with the request for the resumption of gas supplies, said the head of Alexei Miller, the gas holding.

“Yes, indeed, yesterday we received an official letter from the head of” Naftogaz of Ukraine “with the request for the resumption of Russian gas supplies It is nine months:. The second half of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 That is all about the coming winter period and training . her mood changes Ukrainian companies understand daily volume reversal from Europe declined in June by 6.4 times compared to May, and 16.8 times compared to April “, -. Miller told reporters.
June 6 Chairman of the Board of “Naftogaz” Andrew Kobolev said the company may resume gas imports from Russia in the III quarter 2016 in the case of discounts.

BACKGROUND
Ukraine ceased to buy Russian gas in November 2015 Instead, the country imports transit gas from the EU, arguing that its price is lower than that of directly purchased in Russia. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Stepan Kubiv announced forecast average price of imported gas for the period from May to December 2016 to be $ 185.11 for 1 thousand. Cubic meters. m, and taking into account the transportation costs to the western border - about $ 195.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported in early April that the term of the discount on Russian gas for Ukraine expired on April 1, and now the price will fully comply with the current contract between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz”. In the second quarter, according to him, it will be less than $ 180 for 1 thousand. Cubic meters. m. The fact that Ukraine buys gas in Europe is more expensive than the cost of the Russian, Ukrainian experts say many.

Waiting for the decision of the Stockholm court and $ 30 billion in compensation

Now Kiev awaiting the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration Court in two cases. The first relates to the purchase and sale of gas between Ukraine and Russia, the second - the transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory. The last “Naftogaz” seeks to increase the cost of transit of Russian gas three times, about $ 6 billion a year. In addition, Kiev hopes to court to oblige the Russian side to pump volumes of gas transit contracted.

Total payments to “Naftogaz” expects to achieve from the “Gazprom” in court two lawsuits, amounts to approximately $ 50 billion, of which about $ 30 billion - compensation for already Russian gas purchased previously, for which, according to the Ukrainian side Kiev overpaid. Kobolev recalled that the hearing in the case will fall, and a decision is expected by the end of this or beginning of next year.

Earlier, representatives of “Naftogaz” were invited to Moscow for talks on the transit of Russian gas. The opportunity to participate in such a meeting allowed Kobolev. In Brussels, EU ready for tripartite talks - Ukraine - Russia on this subject, but only after the decision of the Stockholm court.

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