Gas price imported from Russia to Ukraine in 2008 will comprise USD 180 for one thousand of cubic meters. So it will be increased by USD 50, in comparison with this year.

Deputy chairman of “Gasprom” Valery Golubev said that during gas negotiation, ForUm informs, referring to Russian web-site Polit.Ru.

At the same time Economic Minister of Ukraine Anatoly Kinakh stated that in case price for gas exceeds USD 180, then Ukrainian chemical industry will be unprofitable.

“Price growth for natural gas is irreversible process. That’s why we are holding negotiations. First of all we must have definite strategy at least for three years. We consider it would be optimal variant for Ukraine if gas price increase from January 1, 2008 comprises maximum 15%, Kinakh said.

As a reminder, now Ukraine buys Russian and central Asian gas at USD 130 for one thousand cubic meters. Russian side stated earlier that gas prices for Ukraine would depend on elections results.


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