Minsk, December 20 - Neftegaz.RU.
Belarus' Energy Ministry hopes to have clarity on the price of Russian gas for Belarus
before the end of 2019, Belarus' Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk told the media, BelTA
“Negotiations are underway. I think things related to the gas price and other matters will be clarified by the end of the year,” said Mikhail Mikhadyuk. In his words, the talks are in progress with “the appropriate Russian government agencies”.
“Consultations and negotiations are underway as part of the arrangements
made by the heads of state,” the deputy minister said. “You know our approaches: we want a level playing field for our business entities,” Mikhadyuk said.
As BelTA has reported, Belarus and Russia have been discussing
the price of gas for 2020 for a long time. The parties were supposed to reach an agreement on the price of Russian gas for Belarus for 2020-2024 by 1 July 2019.
The price of gas for Belarus in 2019 was fixed, at $127 per 1,000 cubic meters on the border. In line with the national budget bill for 2020, the price for Russian gas for Belarus is projected to remain the same as in 2019.