Rus News Journal

With 2007. Belarus will pay for gas from the Russian Federation on - European

Gazprom has offered Beltransgazu with 2007. To buy gas at the European prices. On it has informed a press - service of gas holding referring to the statement of the chairman of the board of Gazprom Alexey Miller, sounded on a meeting with the Minister of Energy of Republic of Byelorussia Alexander Ageevym and the general director of Open Society Beltransgaz Dmitry Kazakovym.
In 2007. Deliveries of the Russian gas for Belarus should be carried out at the prices corresponding to the European level - the press - services is marked in the message. Negotiations about cooperation conditions in 2007. Have been begun at the initiative of Gazprom with a view of timely achievement of arrangements on the prices for gas for Belarus next year. The Belarus party will present the offers on cooperation conditions in 2007. Till April, 30th.
we will remind, Gazprom and Beltransgaz On December, 27th 2005. Have signed the contract on delivery and gas transit in 2006. According to the document, during the current year Gazprom will put to Belarus 21 mlrd cubic m of gas at the price of 46,68 dollars for 1 thousand in cubic m (including 1,5 mlrd to cubic m - in the presence of technical possibility). The price of gas and the tariff for transportation correspond to similar conditions 2005. Gazprom carries on with the Belarus party negotiations for creation on base Beltransgaza joint venture (joint venture) with equal shares of participants. Thus Belarus insists that sale to Gazprom of 50 % of actions of Open Society Beltransgaz can be spent exclusively at market cost.
also we will remind that in 2005. All papers according to which Gazprom is the proprietor of the Belarus site of the main gas pipeline Yamal - Europe on which it is transported more than 50 % of the Russian gas delivered for export through Belarus have been completely made. Besides, the earth under this gas pipeline, since this year, also is issued by Gazprom in long-term rent.
by the way, about future increase in the prices at the Russian gas for all countries of the former USSR it became known in the beginning 2005. And Ukraine became the first country for which Gazprom has essentially raised the prices. After uneasy negotiations and even partial power blockade the Ukrainian party has been compelled to agree for conditions of Russia: the prices for gas are adhered to the prices for oil - if the prices for oil grow, the price for gas increases also. Besides, vzaimoraschety between the parties will be made only on a monetary basis.
in January, speaking about global rise in prices for the Russian gas, head Russian the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov has specified that the prices for the Russian gas will change only depending on affinity of the country - the consumer to Russia and from what volumes of fuel are bought by this country.
it is necessary to notice that Belarus almost completely depends on the Russian gas. Precedent with rise in prices already took place in 2004. Then the Belarus party has declared that refuses to pay. However after the Russian Federation has blocked deliveries of gas to this country, the authorities of Belarus have decided to concede.