Gazprom and Belarus resumed the dispute about the price of gas

“Gazprom” in response to accusations of Belarus in the inflated price of gas has proposed to start negotiations after the debt in the amount of $165,6 million.

“as soon as we fully settled the debt, the Russian side will be ready to assign the negotiations on gas supplies from January 1, 2021”, — said the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller. According to him, a letter with this proposal was sent to the Minister of energy of Belarus.

Armenia and Belarus to insist on equal prices for gas in the framework of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU).

the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in mid-may 2020 stated that Russian gas price for Europe in less than for Belarus: Russia is a “difficult time” selling natural gas to Europe at a price of $65-68, for Germany, for $70, and for Belarus at $127 per thousand cubic meters. Belarus believes that the fair price of Russian gas for Belarus — $90 per thousand cubic meters in the face of declining stock prices.

a Single tariff for the supply of gas can only enter in the single market, but such integration in the EEU no, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council (SEEC).

in the meantime, this integration is not, the price of gas should be determined based on market conditions taking into account the costs of providers and the rate of profit on invested in production capital, Putin said.

the EEU Countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia) almost agreed on the draft of “Strategic directions of development of the Eurasian integration up to 2025”, with the exception of one item relating to tariffs for the supply of gas.

Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan based on the fact that approaches to gas pricing can be determined later in the negotiations on the creation of a common gas market of the Eurasian economic Union, Putin said. This formula is not mistaken Armenia and Belarus, they have their own point of view on this issue. If Armenia and Belarus would be able to agree with such a formula, the other obstacle to approval of the strategy would be left at all, Putin said.

regarding the proposed Armenia and Belarus, a single tariff for the supply and transit of gas, then Russia believes that a unified tariff could be introduced only in a single market with a single budget and a single tax system. Such a deep level of integration in the EEU has not yet been reached, said Putin.