Gazprom tie gas prices for Belarus to Poland

According to the agreement signed between the management of "Gazprom" and the Government of Belarus on December 31 2006, in 2008 cost of gas should reach 67% of the price on the European market in 2009 — 80%, in 2010 — 90%, in 2011 — to reach a level the average European price.
The press service of "Gazprom" highlighted that European states cost "throughout its own," and although there is the concept of "average European prices, but it is not made public." But last week, the chairman of "Gazprom" Alexander Medvedev during talks with representatives of Ukraine said that the Russian gas company predicts that the average European gas prices next year will be $ 300 for a thousand cubic meters.
According to the Polish gas monopoly company "PGNiG", the cost of gas to Poland totaled about 230 bucks for a thousand cubic meters.
In This year in January in the midst of the Belarusian-Russian energy war Russian President Vladimir Putin announced another figure: on him, on 2007 Poland agreed with "Gazprom" cost 270 bucks for a thousand cubic meters.
If the cost of gas to Poland next year will not change, according to the formula of the Belarusian government agreements and "Gazprom" price for Belarus is to make 154 bucks for a thousand cubic meters according to "PGNiG", and 180 dollars for a thousand cubic meters according to Putin.
If the database will be taken for the average European price announced by Medvedev, the cost of gas Belarus will be about $ 200 for a thousand cubic meters.
Gas for Belarus 2008 — $ 200?, 13.11.2007 M.Zaleski: At some point, Belarus will have to pay the full price of gas, 9.11.2007 Our homeland "for the construction of a new gas pipeline through Belarus no reason", 1.11.2007

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