Source Pravda.Ru

Gazprom says Russia, Ukraine fail to strike gas deal

Russia and Ukraine failed to strike a deal on the price of Russian gas during negotiations in Moscow, the Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom said Tuesday. In a face-off that could threaten gas supplies to Europe, Russia has asked Ukraine from 2006 to pay a European rate of US$160 per thousand cubic meters of Russian gas, rather than the current price of US$50.

Ukraine had rejected the hike as well as Russia's offer to pay the full market transit price for the gas it sends through Ukraine.

Most of Russia's natural gas exports pass through Ukraine to European markets and the standoff has raised the possibility that those supplies could be interrupted. Gazprom supplies a quarter of Europe's gas.

The Russian company has warned that an agreement must be reached by Dec. 31 but has not explicitly threatened to cut off the gas taps to Ukraine if that does not happen, the AP reported. It named no date for a resumption of the talks. P.L.

Comments
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Elon Musk sells old ideas to NASA under the guise of unprecedented innovations
Elon Musk sells old ideas to NASA under the guise of unprecedented innovations
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Atmosphere above Russia contaminated with radioactive substance
IOC bars Russian athletes, excludes Russian national anthem and flag from Winter Olympics 2018
IOC bars Russian athletes, excludes Russian national anthem and flag from Winter Olympics 2018
Americans force Russia to create weapons even more powerful than S-500
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Atmosphere above Russia contaminated with radioactive substance
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Russia unveils the date for the launch of the superbridge to Crimea
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum
Russia to install laser navigation system on the Moon