Russia: Ukraine ready to buy gas this winter

Россия: Украина готова купить газ этой зимой

Russia has said that Ukraine is ready to buy from 1.5 to 4 billion cubic meters of gas in winter

Gazprom agrees to supply under the current inclusive until 2019 of the contract.

Ukraine has expressed willingness to buy from 1.5 to 4 billion cubic meters of gas in winter, which Russia agreed to provide under the current contract, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.

Note the head of Naftogaz said that Ukraine agreed with Russia about purchase of gas, as the parties have not signed an additional agreement to the contract that would allow for the purchase of Russian gas.

“Ukraine has expressed its willingness to buy from 1.5 to 4 billion cubic meters of gas in winter period to ensure a reliable supply of Ukrainian consumers and for transit to European consumers”, – he said on the results of gas talks Russia, Ukraine and the EU in Brussels.

He added that Russia agrees to supply gas under the existing inclusive until 2019 of the contract.

“In turn, the Russian Federation and Gazprom (MOEX: GAZP) has confirmed the readiness of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine in the framework of the existing contract valid till 2020 inclusively to 2019”, – he said.

7 December, Naftogaz reported an increase in prices for Russian gas 178-183 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters up to 200-210 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters in the first quarter of 2017.

Also note that in Naftogaz say that the amount of gas reserves of Ukraine is sufficient for this winter even at peak loads and low temperatures.

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