In "Gazprom" solved, as gas price for Ukraine will grow in the second half of the year

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The vice-chairman of board of "Gazprom" Valery Golubev declared yesterday that the gas price for Ukraine in the II quarter will make $280 for one thousand cubic meter that is $10 more, than it was supposed earlier. Most likely, the price will be increased and in the II half-year, add sources in monopoly that threatens achievement of the average annual price of $228 for one thousand cubic meter. In "Gazprom" explain it with a rise in price of energy carriers in the world market. However, advisers the prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko consider that the bases for such statements aren't present.

Yesterday during investment conference on questions of modernization of the Ukrainian gas transmission system in Brussels the vice-chairman of board of JSC Gazprom Valery Golubev reported that Ukraine in the II quarter will buy gas for $280 for one thousand cubic meter that is $10 more, than was planned earlier. According to the source in "Gazprom", mister Golubev called the price which has been already calculated by the Russian monopoly. "In the I quarter in the world market splash in oil prices and diesel fuel was observed. And even if the prices this month will fall, the cost of gas will make $280 for one thousand cubic meter", - declared a source. He also noted that further the rise in prices for oil will proceed and, most likely, the price in the III-IV quarters too will be higher than that that was called earlier.

We will remind, on January 22 "Gazprom" and NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy signed the agreement on supply of the Russian gas to Ukraine in 2009. According to the document, the price of the Russian gas is determined quarterly by a formula taking into account oil prices and diesel fuel in the world market.Earlier the first deputy chairman of board of NAK Igor Didenko declared that in the I quarter fuel price was established at the level of $360 for one thousand cubic meter, in II had to make $270 for one thousand cubic meter, in III - $219 for one thousand cubic meter, in IV - $162 for one thousand cubic meter. According to Ministry of Fuel and Energy, in the II quarter Ukraine plans to import 8-8,5 billion cubic meter of gas. Thus, additional costs of its purchase will make $80-85 million, and the price of import gas for Ukraine following the results of a year will grow from $228 to $230 for one thousand cubic meter, counted in scientifically - "Psikhey's" technical center.

By words a press - the secretary of "Naftogaz" Valentin Zemlyansky, the company yet didn't coordinate the price of gas of the II quarter with "Gazprom". "The called cost of gas isn't final. The final price becomes known only at the beginning of April and will be calculated proceeding from oil prices and diesel fuel, including in March", - he told. In the company explained, what even in case of a rise in prices for gas imported to the country its cost for industrial consumers remains former.

In BYuT don't hurry to reconsider expected gas prices this year. The member of the committee of the Verkhovna Rada on energy industry, the adviser the prime minister - the minister Alexander Gudyma (BYUT) considers that "Valery Golubev's having nothing in common with market condition of fuel oil and diesel fuel and explainable only this purely emotional statement that didn't allow Russia to modernization of the Ukrainian gas transmission system". And the member of the committee of the Verkhovna Rada on energy industry Sergey Pashinsky (BYUT) adds that even if gas price will be higher than that which was expected in the II quarter, following the results of a year it can appear lower than $228 for one thousand cubic meter as prices of oil and oil products continue to fall.

Experts believe that for revision of the price of gas the Russian monopoly could have the reasons which haven't been connected with a world environment. "Splashes in the prices of diesel fuel and fuel oil in separate weeks really were. And if 'Gazprom' considers not for the entire period, and, say, will take the first decade of every month, that, probably, at it and $280 will turn out. But as a whole the trend was not in favor of the Russian monopoly, and her statement is surprising", - the deputy general director of the association "Ukrneftekhimpererabotka" Vitaly Davy speaks. The deputy general director scientifically - "Psikhey's" technical center Gennady Ryabtsev considers that, raising the gas price, "Gazprom" tries to compensate the decrease in the income which has resulted reduction of sales volumes.We will remind, earlier in defiance of the contract "Gazprom" agreed not to fine "Naftogaz" that it bought only a half of the declared volume of gas in the I quarter, and in the future plans to reduce purchase from 45 billion to 33 billion cubic meter.

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