Kiev Dissatisfied With Proposed Russian Gas Discount for 3Q15

© AFP 2022 / SERGEY BOBOKA picture shows a pressure gauge at a compressor station of Ukraine's Naftogaz national oil and gas company near the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on August 5, 2014
A picture shows a pressure gauge at a compressor station of Ukraine's Naftogaz national oil and gas company near the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on August 5, 2014 - Sputnik International
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Ukraine plans to discuss Russia’s proposed gas discount to the country for the third quarter of 2015 during trilateral talks with the European Commission, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said Tuesday.

VIENNA (Sputnik) – The Ukrainian energy minister declined to name the price Kiev was willing to pay for Russian gas deliveries.

“I can’t give a number until the talks, but we’ve already told the European Commission,” Demchyshyn said.

A worker checks equipment at an Dashava underground gas storage facility near Striy, Ukraine May 28, 2015 - Sputnik International
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When asked whether Ukraine was satisfied with Russia’s proposal for discounted gas at a price of $245.18 per 1,000 cubic meters, Demchyshyn said, “Of course, we’ll discuss this.”

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, however, said that Moscow had no plans to agree a discount price with Kiev.

“This decision is made by the government of the Russian Federation and not Ukraine’s, so it doesn’t demand any sort of agreement,” Novak told journalists.

On Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller that Moscow had decided to give Kiev a discount of $40 per 1,000 cubic meters of fuel for the third quarter of 2015, setting the price at $247.18.

Trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission are set to be held in Vienna later on Tuesday.

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