Turkmen gas price to Ukraine to be unchanged in 2007
PM claimed after talks in Turkmenistan
Deliveries of gas from Turkmenistan to Ukraine will remain unchanged in 2007, the Ukrainian prime minister said Sunday, according to RIA Novosti.
Viktor Yanukovych, who led the Ukrainian delegation at the funeral of the late Turkmen leader, Saparmurat Niyazov, said the future of bilateral relations had been discussed with Turkmenistan`s oil and gas minister, Kurbanmirat Atayev.
"We stressed that the relations and traditions developed under the rule of Saparmurat Niyazov will remain unchanged," Yanukovych said.
Ukraine currently imports a mixture of Russian and cheaper Turkmen natural gas at $95 per 1,000 cubic meters. Before Niyazov`s death, Ukraine agreed on a gas price of $130 per 1,000 cubic meters, to be supplied from Turkmenistan through Russia in 2007.
"Ukraine will receive 38 billion cubic meters of gas [in 2007] and the price will remain unchanged -- $100, plus transportation costs. As a result, Ukraine will import gas at $130 [per 1,000 cubic meters] at the border," Yanukovych said.