Russian gas hulk Gazprom might sue Ukraine if Kiev reduces imports subsequent a smallest engaged volumes of 41 billion cubic meters for 2012, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller pronounced on Friday.
“If a smallest agreement volume is not purchased, it might be drift for sueing Ukraine,” Miller told a news conference, adding a agreement sealed with Ukraine still stipulated Russian gas reserve in 2012 during 52 billion cu m.
Under a contract, Ukraine can accept not reduction than 80 percent of a engaged sum.
Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Boyko announced in Jan that Ukraine was seeking to cut Russian gas imports to 27 billion cubic meters, from a 2012 engaged volume of 52 bcm. Gazprom reacted by saying a stream gas supply agreement did not visualize uneven changes in gas purchases.
This week Boyko pronounced Kiev had concluded with Gazprom to import 27 bcm of healthy gas from Russia subsequent year, though Gazprom denied this.
Ukraine has prolonged been seeking to change a terms of a 2009 gas deal, restraining a cost of gas to oil prices, that have risen strongly given 2009 and increased Ukraine’s gas bill.
Miller also pronounced gas discounts for EU countries were formed on outrageous shared projects, while Russia and Ukraine did not have identical deals.
“We don’t have such qualitative team-work and shared mega-projects in gas prolongation and travel with Ukraine [as we have with Europe],” Miller added.
Ukraine is engaged to compensate $416 per cubic scale of Russian gas in 2012. Kiev insists a cost and volume of a gas imports should be reduced.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has pronounced $200 per 1,000 cubic meters is a satisfactory gas cost for Ukraine, while Gazprom says a association sees no reason to correct a station contract.
Russia has formerly pronounced Ukraine has missed a possibility to change gas squeeze volumes for this year as a annual engaged volume has to be altered during slightest 6 months before a start of gas supplies.