In 2014 Belarus will receive Russian gas at $175 per thousand cubic meters.
The information came from Belarus’ first vice-Prime Minister Uladzimir Siamashka, Interfax reports.
“At the beginning of the year the gas price for us amounted to $165.6 at the border, and now the price is a bit lower – about $163 per thousand cubic meters. Considering the oil price growth there, of course, will be some price increase, but small - $175 per thousand cubic meters (in 2014)”, - Siamashka said.
He noted that Ukraine today receives Russian gas at $440 per thousand cubic meters. “We have preferential prices today, the lowest natural gas prices, and I think they will be competitive in future”, - Siamashka highlighted, having specified that “this confidence was based on the conditions of Belarus and Russia’s long-term relations on the gas issue”.
Gazprom’s head Aleksey Miller noted in the course of the meeting with Siamashka, that he was satisfied with the work of the public corporation Gazprom Transgaz Belarus. “Production figures are growing, this is caused by the increased amount of gas supply for the country. But the most important thing is that the volume of transit through Belarus is also increasing, first and foremost by the means of the Yamal-Europa-1 gas pipeline”, - Miller said.