Gas price for Ukraine in the second quarter of 2015 may total $348 per one thousand cubic meters, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said before the start of trilateral gas talks between Russia, the EU and Ukraine in Brussels Friday.
The Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers are due to meet in Brussels Friday with the EU’s mediation to discuss Russian gas supplies to Kiev and its transit to Europe after April 1.
Belarus refuses to supply petroleum products to Russia in the amounts agreed earlier, the Vedomosti newspaper has reported, citing officials and a source familiar with the discussion.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said he was surprised by the sharp fluctuations in daily gas nominations by Naftogaz Ukrainy and that this affected the stable functioning of the gas transmission system.
Russia may sign an intergovernmental agreement on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline in the 2nd quarter of 2015, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday in an interview with the Rossiya'24 news channel.
Russian energy giant Gazprom has confirmed receiving $15 million in gas payment from Naftogaz of Ukraine, Gazprom spokesman Kupriyanov told TASS.
The prepayment, however, will suffice only for 24 hours of gas supplies.
Russia's gas supplies to the Asia-Pacific Region by 2035 can rise ninefold from 14 to 130 billion cubic meters, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said at the Krasnoyarsk economic forum.
Gazprom addressed a letter to Naftogaz of Ukraine requesting to repay gas debt of $2.44 billion, Minister of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak told LifeNews TV channel.
Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail , that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas.
Russia and the EU will resume efforts in the field of energy dialogue within a month, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Wednesday after a meeting with the European Energy Commissioner, Maros Sefcovic, TASS reported.