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V.Yanukovych plans revision the gas contract with Russia

the Prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych does not exclude revision in 2007. Russian - the Ukrainian arrangements in the gas sphere, reached in January of this year. As the head of the government of Ukraine has declared today, this point in question will be solved after consultations of Russia the next year, informs - Ukraine. in 2006. Anything we will already not change - V.Yanukovych has told.
it also has not excluded possibility of direct deliveries of gas to Ukraine from Uzbekistan. As he said, this question will be discussed on August, 15th in Sochi at its meeting with the president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. Besides, during party negotiations plan to consider possibility of participation of Ukraine in reconstruction of the Uzbek gas-transport system.
the prime minister - the minister also has informed that the gas-transport system of Ukraine remains in the national property, as Gas pipeline sale is not included into national interests . How many I will work in the government, I promise to you, so much gas pipeline will be an Ukrainian - the prime minister has underlined.
we will remind, on January, 4th 2006. Gazprom and Petrogas of Ukraine have settled cooperation questions in gas sphere. The parties have agreed that since January, 1st 2006. Gazprom delivers company RosUkrEnergo gas under the price formula according to which the initial price of gas makes 230 dollars for 1 thousand in cubic m. Gazprom and RosUkrEnergo have concluded the corresponding long-term contract for five years. At balance of gas RosUkrEnergo also there is a Central Asian gas, the company sells gas of Ukraine on 95 dollars for 1 thousand in cubic m.
Besides, Petrogas of Ukraine and RosUkrEnergo on February, 2nd have on an equal footing created Joint-Stock Company joint venture Ukrgaz - Energo To which basic lines of activity delivery of natural gas and other kinds of power resources to consumers of Ukraine is.
RosUkrEnergo now is the supplier of all import gas to Ukraine. 50 % of actions belong to directors of Joint-Stock Company AB Gazprombank 50 more % - the Swiss company Raiffeisen Investment AG operating, according to mass-media, in interests of several private persons.
now at deliveries of raw materials to Ukraine there is a Turkmen gas which exports Gazprom. According to the contract with Turkmenistan, the Russian holding transports to Ukraine till October 2006. 30 mlrd cubic m of gas at the price of 65 dollars for 1 thousand in cubic m. the President of Turkmenia Saparmurat Niyazov has suggested Gazprom to get gas over the volumes stipulated in the agreement in IV quarter 2006. At the price of 100 dollars for 1 thousand in cubic m. However the parties and have not agreed, in this connection negotiations on this point in question have been interrupted.
Turkmenia also has suggested Ukraine to sign the contract on deliveries to it of gas in IV quarter 2006. At the price of 100 dollars for 1 thousand in cubic m without intermediaries and quickly to obtain the licence for gas transit in the volume provided by the contract through territory of Russia. Negotiations yet have not brought concrete results as Ukraine disagrees on rise in prices. Deficiency of balance of gas of Ukraine in IV quarter 2006. The government of Ukraine is estimated in 11 mlrd by cubic m.
Besides, today and petrotraders have signed the memorandum of the fixed prices for oil products in the country. The Minister of Fuel and Energy of the country Yury Bojko has informed on it. As he said, over the weekend cost of litre And - 95 at the gas station of Ukraine should be established not above 0,93 dollars, the litre of diesel fuel will cost no more than 0,81 dollars According to J.Bojko, according to arrangements, the multinational corporation - VR Ukraine and Ukranafta Will not release production to the companies which are not meeting these price conditions.
the minister also has informed that the government intends to solve a question concerning import duties on import of oil products. He has noticed that the existing duty for import of crude oil does not allow to compete Ukrainian NPZ to ready imported oil products. As a result Ukraine on 30 % is supplied with import diesel fuel and on 16 % gasoline, and capacities Ukrainian NPZ stand idle. However, according to J.Bojko, full cancellation of import duties on oil will lead to a rise in prices in home market, therefore it is necessary to search for reasonable balance at a rate of the rate .
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