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Παρασκευή 29 Αυγούστου 2014

Kiev Again Rejects Russia’s Gas Discount Compromise Offer (Ukraine Energy Minister)

KIEV, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine still refuses to negotiate Russia’s proposed discount of $100 per 1,000 billion cubic meters of gas, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan said Friday.

“We were again suggested the price of $385 [per 1,000 billion cubic meters] with a $100 discount because of export duty cancellation. The Russian side thinks that the price of $485 is fair. We think that this price is discriminatory,” he said.

Prodan also dismissed as “baseless” Russia’s concerns that Ukraine will tap Europe-bound transit gas from its pipeline network amid expected gas shortages in winter.


Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak voiced the concerns after Friday’s meeting with European Commission Vice President Gunther Oettinger.

“These assumptions are baseless and are aimed only at discrediting the Ukrainian route and the promotion of alternative pipelines to EU – the Nord Stream, the South Stream, Opal,” Prodan said.

According to Novak, Ukraine would need to pump around 10 billion cubic meters of gas into its underground storage facilities in order to make it through winter.

On June 16, Russian gas giant Gazprom was forced to implement a prepayment scheme for gas deliveries to Ukraine after several unsuccessful rounds of talks on the new price and debt repayment.

The Russian compromise was a $100 discount to the contract price, bringing it down to $385, as well as a phased debt repayment scheme. Ukraine declined the offer, dissatisfied with the discount mechanism. Ukraine’s gas debt is estimated to be more than $5.3 billion.

Ukraine is a transit country for Russian gas. Around half of the Russian gas imported in 2013 crossed Ukraine, which amounts to approximately 15 percent of European consumption, according to the International Energy Agency. Kiev illegally tapped Europe-bound gas during previous gas rows with Russia........http://en.ria.ru/business/20140829/192466019/Kiev-Again-Rejects-Russias-Gas-Discount-Compromise-Offer-.html

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Outcome of gas talks between Vice-President Oettinger and Russian Energy Minister Novak

European Commission, Statement, Moscow, 29 August 2014:

At today’s meeting in Moscow with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Vice-President of the EU Commission Günther H. Oettinger reiterated his proposal to have an interim solution including an interim price.
Both agreed that a solution should contain the following four elements:
  • the interim price
  • the fulfilment of all supply and transit obligations
  • a repayment plan for the unpaid bills to be developed by the next few weeks
  • the use of OPAL pipeline

At the press conference following the bilateral meeting, Vice-President Oettinger said:
“We have to agree on an interim gas price for the next few months, while waiting for the Stockholm arbitration court to decide on the final price.  In addition: Ukraine has to pay an account for the gas to be delivered in the months to come." 

“Our main goal is to secure gas supply to the EU and its citizens, but also to the citizens in Russia, Ukraine, the Western Balkans, including accession countries and Moldova.”
Speaking about the worsening situation at the Eastern border of the Ukraine, Vice-President Oettinger expressed his concern:

"I came to Moscow to prepare the next trilateral gas talks as agreed in Minsk. At the same time, I have to express my concern. The news that Russian soldiers are operating inside Ukraine does not reflect the spirit of Minsk. Respecting the sovereignty of national borders is vital to preserve peace." 
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-262_en.htm?locale=en
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  • Russia says open to gas talks with Ukraine, offers discount...

MOSCOW - Russia is open to talks on resuming gas supplies to Ukraine and willing to offer a price cut of nearly 20 percent, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, but the discounted price is still above the level Kiev demands.
Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed late last year to cut the gas price for Ukraine to $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters after then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said he would drop a planned trade agreement with the European Union in favor of joining a Russian-led Customs Union.
But Yanukovich was toppled by mass protests in February, and Moscow hiked the price to $485, which was rejected by Kiev. Russia cut off the gas flow in mid-June after the two sides failed to agree on pricing and debts owed for previous gas supplies.
Novak said after meeting European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in Moscow that Russia was ready to apply a retroactive discount of $100 per 1,000 cubic meters for April-June. Ukraine has insisted on returning to the old price of $268.50, while signaling it might agree to pay just above $300.
Relations between the two former Soviet republics are in crisis. Kiev accuses Moscow of sending soldiers into Ukraine to back pro-Russian separatist rebels, something Russia denies.
But Novak said Moscow was prepared for new gas talks. "We will agree the date for a trilateral meeting at the beginning of next week," he said.
Despite the cut-off to Ukraine, Russian gas has been flowing normally across Ukraine to Europe, which receives about half its imports of Russian gas via this route.
Novak said Kiev might start siphoning off some of this gas in the coming winter if it fails to add to its storage facilities before then. He said Ukraine had stockpiled up to 16 billion cubic meters but needed to pump as much as 10 billion more into storage.
There was no immediate comment from Kiev.
Oettinger told the same briefing that gas must not be used as a weapon in the Ukraine-Russia crisis.
He said the two sides and the European Commission needed to work out an interim solution, given that international arbitration would not be able to resolve the pricing and debt dispute before the middle of next year.
Russian gas exporter Gazprom has said Ukraine owes it more than $5 billion in unpaid bills.
"We always said that through the crisis we don't see the gas sector as a tool for sanctions, measures and escalations. That is also true today," Oettinger said.
In 2013 Russian gas accounted for half of the total gas consumed in Ukraine. REUTERS
 http://www.todayonline.com/world/russia-says-open-gas-talks-ukraine-offers-discount?singlepage=true
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  • La Russie évoque de "forts risques" pour les livraisons de gaz vers l'Europe...
Selon le ministre russe de l'Energie, "le gaz livré par Gazprom pour l'Europe" pourrait être "illégalement prélevé par l'Ukraine pour ses propres besoin".

L'hiver approche et... le ministre russe de l'Energie Alexandre Novak a mis en garde vendredi 29 août contre les risques qui pèsent sur la livraison de gaz russe vers l'Europe lors d'une conférence de presse avec le commissaire européen à l'Energie Günther Oettinger.
"La situation est hautement critique à l'approche de la saison de chauffage", a déclaré le ministre russe, ajoutant qu'"il y a un risque que le gaz livré par Gazprom pour l'Europe soit illégalement prélevé par l'Ukraine pour ses propres besoins".
 
 
La Russie a coupé mi-juin ses livraisons de gaz à l'Ukraine, qui refuse la hausse des prix imposée par Gazprom après l'arrivée au pouvoir des pro-occidentaux à Kiev et accumulé selon Alexandre Novak 5,3 milliards de dollars de gaz.
Cette décision fait craindre des perturbations des livraisons de gaz russe vers l'Union européenne, dont près de la moitié transite sur le territoire ukrainien, comme lors des précédentes "guerres du gaz" en 2006 et 2009............................http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/ukraine-la-revolte/20140829.OBS7607/la-russie-evoque-de-forts-risques-pour-les-livraisons-de-gaz-vers-l-europe.html?xtor=RSS-17
29/8/14

Τετάρτη 27 Αυγούστου 2014

EU offered Ukraine and the RF to reach the agreement on gas, without the Stockholm court

The European Union (EU) has suggested "reaching an intermediate agreement on gas" between Ukraine and Russia, without waiting for rulings of the Stockholm arbitration court, Guenther Oettinger, EU Commissioner on Energy, said at the close of talks with the Ukrainian president.

The Contact Group on Ukraine must resume its work as soon as possible, Russia's President Vladimir Putin stated at the close of his meeting with Ukrsinian President Pyotr Poroshenko.

"In this connection, agreement has been reached that the Contact Group must resume its work as quickly as possible," Putin said. He assured that Russia would do everything for that. "The process must be started as quickly as possible," Russia's Head of State emphasized.
On the whole, when speaking of his meeting with Poroshenko, Putin said the discussion dealt with the entire spectrum of Russia-Ukraine relations, including economic interaction, the situation in the country's south-east, the need to put an earliest end to the bloodshed, and the need tor a political settlement of the entire set of problems.

Putin: Ukraine, by its lawsuit filed with the Stockholm arbitration court , has deprived Russia of the possibility of granting privileges on gas price

Russian President said gas-related issues between Russia and Ukraine "are in a deadlock". "The secret is small Gazprom upped and made an advance payment for the transit of Russia's gas to Europe while Ukraine's petroleum joint-stock company upped and returned the advance payment. So, the transit of our gas to European users proved suspended in the air. What will be next in this respect?" Russia's Head of State queried. The President's opinion is that the return of the funds for transit "is the matter that awaits a meticulous researcher as represented by our partners European and Ukrainian".
"We fully abide by all the terms of the contract," Putin emphasized. "We even may not accept certain privilege-granting proposals because Ukraine applied to the Court of Arbitration. Any our privilege-granting actions may be made use of in court," Putin pointed out.
He said Russia and Ukraine had got a lot of specific matters which must be resolved. Both Russia, U kraine, and the European Union are interested in a solution to them. "This is what prompted us to hold a five-sided meeting," the Russian Head of State said in conclusion.
en.itar-tass.com
27/8/14
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Σάββατο 2 Αυγούστου 2014

Kiev et Moscou sont capables de trouver un compromis sur le prix du gaz (Porochenko)

 Le président ukrainien Piotr Porochenko considère que Kiev et Moscou pourront trouver un compromis sur le prix du gaz et sur les questions économiques. Prorochenko a fait cette affirmation dans un entretien aux chaînes ukrainiennes.

Il a souligné en même temps qu’en ce qui concerne les intérêts nationaux, l'intégrité territoriale et la souveraineté d'Ukraine, aucun compromis ne sera fait.

Précédemment Gazprom est passé au régime de versements par acompte concernant les règlements pour le gaz exporté en Ukraine, tout en réduisant les livraisons dans le pays.


La société ukrainienne a ensuite déposé une plainte à la cour d’arbitrage de Stockholm avec une demande de réviser le nouveau contrat. La société ukrainienne exige de réduire les prix sur le gaz et demander à Gazprom 6 milliards de dollars qu’il aurait payé en trop. Pour sa part, la société russe demande à l’Ukraine de payer 4,5 milliards de dollars de dette.

[french.ruvr.ru]
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Δευτέρα 2 Ιουνίου 2014

Russia, Ukraine not to refer gas row to arbitration tribunal (Gazprom CEO)

Gas price may be reduced for Ukraine either by means of customs duties or through corrections in the price formula...

Russia and Ukraine have agreed not to refer the gas row to an arbitration tribunal in Stockholm, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller told Rossiya 24 television.

“The sides have agreed that neither of them goes to the Stockholm Arbitration Institute,” he said.
A next EU-Russia-Ukraine meeting will depend on Ukraine’s payment of its debt for November-December as well as the transfer of 500 million dollars for April-May within the framework of agreements reached in Berlin last Friday. The head of the Russian gas giant said Russia and the European Commission had a common position on the gas debt - it must be paid off.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the gas price was not discussed at three-party talks in Brussels, as this is a subject matter of commercial negotiations. Gas price may be reduced for Ukraine either by means of customs duties or through corrections in the price formula, Miller said.

He also said that Ukraine apparently accepts Russian gas price assessment suggested by European Commission at $350-380-390 per 1,000 cubic meters. 
  • Besides, the Gazprom CEO said nobody could ban Gazprom from building the South Stream gas pipeline. 
  •  Novak, for his part, said that although the issue of new transport routes for Russian gas was linked to the Ukrainian problem, they had not been discussed during the negotiations.
European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger said that Russia and Ukraine have agreed not to stop gas supplies, not to go to international courts or switch over to prepayment until the next three-party meeting involving Moscow, Kiev and Brussels.
BRUSSELS, June 02, /ITAR-TASS
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Πέμπτη 1 Μαΐου 2014

Naftogaz sends proposals to Gazprom on revising gas price. - A fair market-based price should be $268.1 per 1,000 cm

The Ukrainian national energy company Naftogaz Ukrainy has forwarded a pre-arbitration note to Gazprom, proposing its terms to settle disagreements regarding the 2009 gas supply contract through negotiations, Naftogaz reported on Thursday. The Ukrainian company proposed revising several key provisions of the contract, the principal one being the price at which Ukraine is buying gas from Russia.

"The matter involves both the price for gas offered to Ukraine starting April 1 this year and the price that Naftogaz Ukrainy has had to pay in the past. The latter automatically calls into question the size of the debt for gas consumed in the past periods, the settlement of which Gazprom is currently demanding," it said.


If the parties fail to come to an agreement through negotiations within 30 days, all issues not settled through negotiations will be referred to the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Ukraine insists that a fair market-based price should be $268.1 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas, while Gazprom has charged it about $480 per 1,000 cubic meters.

[voiceofrussia.com]
1/5/14
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