Kiev got a chance to buy Russian gas at market price without any overpayment for shipping. This was stated by the commercial Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko has, commenting on the judicial decision of the Stockholm court under the claim “Gazprom”.
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Direct deliveries of Russian gas cheaper for Ukraine because with the purchase of “blue fuel” from Slovakia, Poland or Hungary in the market price includes the cost of transport from the German market hub, Vitrenko has said.
“The price in Slovakia is slightly above the prices in Germany. Now we have the opportunity to buy gas from Russia at a price slightly below”, — quotes the official RIA Novosti Ukraine.
However, the decision to purchase gas from “Gazprom” can affect political factors, said a top Manager. “Except for the price there are other aspects. We all know very well: politics, war…” he said.
Previously, the Stockholm arbitration has obliged the Ukrainian company to buy from Russia not less than five billion cubic meters of gas per year. Besides, “Naftogaz” will pay to “Gazprom” two billion dollars of debt for fuel supplies.
In the “Naftogaz” declared victory on the lawsuit against “Gazprom”. The overall gain from a court decision, the Ukrainian authorities have estimated at $ 75 billion. Since the decision of the Stockholm arbitration was not published, each side interprets it in their favor.