In 2009 a Russian gas price for Ukraine amounts to USD 228.8 per one thousand cubic meters. This was disclosed by Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko at a press conference. “We have calculated by formulas taking into account a discount the gas price for Ukrainian consumers for 2009. The price won’t be different quarterly but will be the same for all year long, since January 1, 2009. This gas price will amount to USD 228.8 per one thousand cubic meters at the border with Russia,” the Head of Government said, government portal reported.
Yulia Tymoshenko reminded that Ukraine had obtained a 20 percent discount of the market gas price and also a special gas price used for technical transit needs. In that way, the part of Memorandum signed by the prime ministers of Ukraine and Russia on October 2, 2008 has been implemented.According to Yulia Tymoshenko, such price – is adequate for the transition period to market prices. “Transferring to market prices, to the formula pricing basis ensures another stage of the energy and political independence of Ukraine. It is very important for Ukraine to perceive that its independence becomes stronger,” the Prime Minister highlighted.
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