Analyst: Gazprom is unlikely to have an interim agreement with Kiev
Gazprom is unlikely to agree to an intermediate gas agreement with Ukraine until the dispute is resolved in Stockholm, but its Position may change if, instead of gas concern will be allowed on South stream, " says analyst " Sberbank CIB " Valery Nesterov.
before Tuesday, the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for energy, g?nther Oettinger has made the initiative of Ukraine and Russia to conclude an interim agreement on the supply of certain amount of gas from Russia, and then to wait for the conclusions of the Stockholm arbitration.
" This proposal (interim contract - as amended) is not literally a new, already something similar was discussed. The position of Gazprom, as far as I am aware, does not imply consideration of interim agreements. It is simple - there is a contract, which must not be violated. Or, at least, First, to repay Or start repaying, then, has the opportunity to be, and will be considered an interim agreement, it is still like that from scratch, forgetting about everything and sign an interim agreement, Gazprom is unlikely. First the money, then the goods ", - explained the situation Last news Nesterov.
" I think the time has not come. Now with the approaching cold weather negotiating position of " Gazprom " amplified, has the ability to be still the result will be pressure from the EU to Ukraine to recognize the debt and began to repay ", - says the analyst.
He believes that in this situation the " Gazprom " has the capability to be a lot of offers." Yet This conclusion on gas supply to Ukraine, for example, can be linked to the decision on the project " South stream ". It may be that Gazprom is willing to take on some temporary sacrifices in terms of debt repayment, but instead of getting the resolution on South stream, " - said Nesterov.
The next round of trilateral negotiations of the EU-Ukraine-Russia gas will take place in Berlin on September 26. Moscow and Kiev until now not have the opportunity to agree on the price of Russian gas for Ukraine. Russia proposes to establish a temporary price 385 dollars per thousand cubic meters for the period of consideration of the mutual claims of " Gazprom " and " Naftogaz ". With his own hand the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has made the initiative two options rates: summer $ 300 per thousand cubic meters in the winter - $ 380