Gazprom to directly supply not less than 7.5 bln cu me of gas to Ukraine annually
Since April 1
Since April 1, 2008, a subsidiary or an affiliated company of Gazprom OJSC (Russia) will annually carry out direct supplies of no less than 7.5 billion cubic meters of gas to industrial consumers of Ukraine.
According to Gazprom’s press-service, this provision is fixed in the Agreement on developing relations in the gas sphere, signed today by Gazprom OJSC chairman of board Aleskey Miller and Naftohaz Ukrayiny NJSC chief Oleh Dubyna.
As UNIAN reported earlier, today Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko stated that “today a common approved decision on removal of “UkrHazEnergo” from the gas market of Ukraine has been signed during negotiations in Moscow between NJSC “Naftohaz of Ukraine” and “Gazprom” public corporation, according to the government’s press-office.
Moreover, according to Yulia Tymoshenko, the sides agreed that for cooperation there is no need to create new intermediary structures – so called joint venture-1 and joint venture-2. NJSC “Naftohaz of Ukraine” will get customs clearance itself and sell Central Middle Asia gas on the territory of Ukraine.
“One more decision taken today by the sides: during 2008 gas price for Ukraine will not exceed $179,5 per one thousand cubic meters. At the present negotiations between NJSC “Naftohaz of Ukraine” and “Gazprom” public corporation are under way,” the PM announced.