That is why we joined EEU: Belarus crying for Russian gas at lowest price

Belarus would like to purchase Russian gas at a price tied to the Russian domestic price for natural gas, Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Syamashka said.

Mr Syamashka is taking part in the Atomexpo forum in Sochi.

According to him, Belarus intends to come to terms with Russia on the formula for pricing natural gas for 2020-2023 by 1 July 2019.

“We need similar prices for natural gas at the [Belarusian-Russian] border. We joined the Eurasian Economic Union with this in mind,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes the deputy minister.

At present Belarus buys natural gas using a formula, which takes into account the price paid in the Russian Federation’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. From 2019 on, 1,000 cubic metres of Russian gas will cost Belarus $127.

In 2017, Minsk and Moscow stopped the so-called oil and gas war and agreed on the gas price for 2018-2019.

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