PM Medvedev Signs $100 Gas Discount to Ukraine for 2Q15

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Dmitry Medvedev's working trip to Ryazan - Sputnik International
Russian gas deliveries at preferential rates to Ukraine are extended into June 30.

Russia's Sudzha gas pumping station - Sputnik International
Russia Extends Gas Discount for Ukraine by Three Months
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Wednesday a decree to grant Ukraine a gas discount of no more than $100 per 1,000 cubic meters of fuel for the second quarter of 2015.

"The export duty is calculated by the following formula: at a cost of $333.30 and over per 1,000 cubic meters of gas, the discount is $100; at a cost lower than $333.30, the discount is 30 percent of the price," the Russian government portal reported.

The supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine at preferential prices have been extended until June 30, according to the statement.

Ukrainian worker operates a valve at a gas storage point in Bil 'che-Volicko-Ugerske underground gas storage facilities in Strij, outside Lviv, Ukraine - Sputnik International
Ukraine Energy Minister Confirms Kiev Delaying Prepayment for Russian Gas
On Tuesday, the prime minister said that Moscow would meet the request submitted last month by Ukraine's Naftogaz to Russia's Gazprom to extend the discount.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that further gas discounts for Ukraine for July-September would be discussed in three months and depend upon global oil prices.

The winter-package deal for the delivery of Russian gas to Ukraine at a discounted price of $329 per 1,000 cubic meters was due to expire on Tuesday.

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