Ukraine has saved $450 million on the purchase of gas from European suppliers. It is reported by Naftogaz of Ukraine on the page in Facebook.
“In 2014 Ukraine has saved $450 million on the purchase of gas from European suppliers, even with all the situational discounts that we had to give PJSC Gazprom”, – stated in the message.
If you compare the actual amount paid and the amount that Ukraine must pay to Gazprom for the same amount at a price in the contract, we have saved already about $5 billion, noted in the Naftogaz.
“But if not forget about the astronomical sums for the “take or pay “, which we now repel in court, the amount of the potential price tag North of $44 billion in excess of what we paid for the last 2.5 years” – said the NAC.
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We will remind, the Director, business development at Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko said that the price of gas from suppliers in Europe on the border of Ukraine decreased to the level which is currently below the price of Russian gas.
At the end of last week on the stock exchanges in the EU could buy gas at $128-135/thousand cubic meters, while in June-July of the quotes exceeded $165-170.
The Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said that Ukraine has to pay for the gas to be independent from Russia.
“We overpay because we pay for transit through Ukraine, and across Europe. Therefore, today the price is $185 per cubic meter. Under a direct contract with Russia, the price would have been $140,” said Nasalik.