In Belarus, August 20, the tariffs for electric and thermal energy for industrial customers increased by 20.9%, the ministry said the economy of the country.
As previously reported, the decision of the Ministry of Economy of Belarus from 11 August to 13.2% have been increased natural gas prices for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs — to Br716 thousand per 1 thousand cubic meters, excluding value added tax.
In the Ministry of Economy notice, that the need to revise the price of natural gas for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs has arisen "due to the rise in the cost of the purchase of natural gas in the Russian Federation, as well as changes in the general economic conditions of management."
As reported, Belarus after the recent "gas war" had to pay for the gas contract price, not $ 150 as in the 1st half. Moreover, July 2 2010 "Gazprom" and "Beltransgaz" signed a supplementary agreement to the contract, which provides for the increase of "Beltransgaz" surcharge on domestic wholesale gas from $ 10.47 to $ 11.09 per thousand cubic meters from January 1, 2010.