the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko declared about the possibility to buy gas not only in Russia – on the market fighting for the opportunity to supply gas to the Republic.
“Thank God, and enough oil in the world — take it, don’t want to. And the prices are reasonable. And natural gas enough already, there is a fight for the premium European and our market between the major players in supplying natural gas. And there is an alternative, it is possible to find her,” said the President of the Republic (quote “BelTA”).
At the beginning of April 2020 Lukashenka said that the price of gas from Russia should reach 40 to $ 45.
the energy Ministry of Belarus insists the Russian gas price has been revised. This statement was made 10 June 2020 after negotiations with the participation of the heads of the energy ministries of the two countries, Alexander Novak and Victor Karankevich, as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “Gazprom transgaz Belarus” Alexander Meshkov and the Belarusian Ambassador in Moscow Vladimir Semashko. The talks were held in a videoconference format.
Gazprom has offered negotiations on gas deliveries in 2021, after the debt is settled in 165,6 million dollars. However, this proposal was rejected. The Belarusian side noted that between Minsk and Moscow have differences in the cost of gas, “taking into account its calorific value”.