Rus News Journal

Belarus undertakes to transport additional volume of gas from the Russian Federation

Belarus will take up obligations on transportation of additional volume of the Russian gas on the territory. The prime minister has informed on it - the minister of Belarus Sergey Sidorsky today in Moscow. He has noticed that the government of republic and Gazprom have already co-ordinated this point in question.
however the prime minister has not specified, what this additional volume of gas. S.Sidorsky also has highly appreciated cooperation of Gazprom with the Belarus government and has noticed that both parties in full carry out of all obligations taken up.
in turn, the head of the government of the Russian Federation Michael Fradkov has noticed that this question “ has permanent character “. The transit volume constantly increases. “ this question sharp “ and the parties try to find the mutually acceptable decision, M.Fradkov has noted.
on contract conditions between Open Society “ Gazprom “ and Open Society “ Beltransgaz “ from December, 30th 2004γ., Gazprom will put in 2005γ. To Belarus 19,1 mlrd by cubic m of gas at the price of 46,68 dollars for 1000 cubic m. In the contract it is provided that in the presence of technical possibility of gas-transport system to Belarus it will be put in addition to 1,4 mlrd to cubic m of gas. The transport tariff makes 0,75 dollars for 1000 cubic m at gas transportation on Open Society networks “ Beltransgaz “ and 0,46 dollars - on a gas pipeline Yamal - Europe.
the agreement on the Union State property can be signed in II quarter of current year. Sergey Sidorsky has noticed also that all objects of the allied property should be considered, and now the Ministry of Economics of Belarus conducts such account in republic territory. He has underlined that the method of an estimation of this property should be co-ordinated with the Russian colleagues, such work is carried out, and, according to S.Sidorsky, the party “ Plan to leave for signing of the given agreement in II quarter 2005 “.
Besides, important result - the Belarus meeting the decision on continuation of work concerning introduction of the Russian rouble as means of payment in territory of Belarus at the highest levels became Russian.
According to the plan, the Russian rouble should be entered in territory of Belarus as transitive currency in Union State since January, 1st 2005γ., however in the course of negotiations the parties did not manage to compound. Presidents of Belarus and Russia have preliminary agreed about new date - on January, 1st 2006γ. The uniform monetary unit of Union State should be entered in 2008γ.
In turn, M.Fradkov has noticed that now “ technical work on adaptation of decisions on transition of collection of indirect taxes on the appointment country " comes to the end;. As he said, this work will be finished in the near future. According to the prime minister, transition to new system of collection of indirect taxes will allow to increase volume of goods turnover of two countries. According to M.Fradkov, for the last year goods turnover level has reached record volumes - 17,5 mlrd dollars
Besides, in the near future the parties intend to solve also a question of indemnification of losses of the Belarus state budget formed in 2000 - 2004γγ. As a result of application of a principle of collection of indirect taxes (VAT payment) on the passage country. By words the prime minister - the minister of Russia Michael Fradkov, this point in question is taken out for participatory action plan frameworks on introduction of uniform monetary unit not to tighten work on its performance.