Ukraine wants to revise the “unequal” agreement with Russia on gas

The government of Ukraine will continue in 2011. Negotiations to revise the formula for determining the price of Russian gas for the country. This was stated by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, the press service of the Government.

“We set out to achieve in the negotiation process of revising the formula, and we could not do it. Failed for several reasons - did not find sufficient arguments that could convince the Russian leadership should be revised this absolutely unequal agreement that was signed in January 2009. “- said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

“We will not leave a single moment in our efforts to convince our Russian partners of the need for revision of the unequal agreement”, - emphasized Mykola Azarov.

Ukrainian Prime Minister added that the rise in world oil prices, which are observed in recent years, in accordance with the terms of existing agreements leads to an increase in the price of Russian gas for Ukraine. He did not rule out the possibility of establishing a joint venture with Ukraine, the EU and Russia, which would provide transportation guaranteed volumes of Russian gas to Europe.

“The joint venture, if it is one of the conditions of the revision formula-approach - of course, this argument will be used”, - said Mykola Azarov. The Prime Minister added that the priority of the Government in 2011. will increase its own gas production.

Note that Naftogaz Ukraine “has listed Gazprom more than 1 billion 78 million dollars for imported in December 2010. natural gas. According to the company’s press service, the price of natural gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter of 2010. amounted to about 253 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters. m. In this case, in November 2010. Naftogaz of Ukraine transferred to Gazprom for gas to $ 1.043 billion average price of Russian gas for Ukraine in 2010. amounted to 260.5 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters. meters.

6 January 2011.

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