Gazprom and Beltransgaz seek out compromise

Negotiations began on last week. The Belarusian side asks "Gazprom" deferral of payment for gas, which comes to Belarus in the first half.
Debt also achieved almost 500 millions of dollars. She appeared as a result of the fact that in the first 6 months for a thousand cubic meters of gas every Belarusian side is translated into account "Gazprom" is not 100 bucks (price per thousand cubic meters), but only 50 of the fifth Russian concern agreed to form a settlement, but warned that debt must be eliminated no later than July 23.
Paying "Gazprom" only 55% of the price, "Beltransgaz" received from the Belarusian consumers the full cost. In this regard, the last head of the State Bank of Belarus Stanislav Bogdanovich notes that money to pay the debt is. "We must turn to the money market, to realize there Dollars and acquired bucks translate to" Gazprom "- explains Bogdankevich. — In addition, at the National Bank reserves lie dormant 625 million dollars that" Gazprom "in This year paid for part of the shares of "Beltransgaz".
By Dr. Bahdankevich, the official Minsk deliberately delaying the return of debt. Since Belarus asks RF-interest loan in the amount of 2 billion dollars, then it is profitable to show that the country can not afford to pay for gas purchased.
While CEO of "Beltransgaz" Dmitry Kazakov negotiated in Moscow Alexander Lukashenko July 23 gave consent for the purpose of his place of Vladimir Mayorov — Deputy Chairman Gomel Regional Executive Committee.
Yesterday for talks in Moscow and joined the Energy Minister of Belarus Alexander Ozerets. It is oriented to a special resolution of the Government of Moscow.
• "Gazprom": pinning hopes that the results of negotiations with "Beltransgaz" will be tomorrow, 23.07.2007

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