Russian gas prices on the rise again
Russian gas price for Ukraine in the first quarter of 2011 will rise again, and now will be around 260-262 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Thus, it is gradually approaching the price which was a year ago.
This was reported by a government source.
This index is on 3,1-3,9% higher than in the fourth quarter of 2010. "In the first quarter of 2011 the price of imported by NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy gas is expected in the range of 260-262 dollars per 1,000 cubic meters - the source said.
According to him, the average price of imported gas for Ukraine in 2011 due to the increase in oil prices on the world market may be about 280 dollars per 1,000 cubic meters. Such price actually eliminates signed in April 2010 Kharkov agreements. And even now, the Russian gas for Ukraine is sold for European price.