The price of Russian gas for the Europeans will be around $245 and will not go down under $240, according to the Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev. Earlier Gazprom marked up the forecast on gas export to far-abroad countries for the current year.
Reduction of gas prices to $240 is well founded
“Prices of gas exported on the basis of Russia’s long-term contracts depend on oil products prices. With the oil price around $110 p/b Gazprom was selling its gas at the price of $400-400 plus per 1000 cubic metre. Now the oil price is around $65 p/b, so the gas price around $240 is well founded. These are the numbers forecasted for this year but the Ministry of Economic Development that is why they are coherent. They go well with Gazprom’s policies,” said the Head of the Department for Strategic Studies in Energy of the Analytical Center Alexander Kurdin to the radio station “STOLITSA FM”