Gazprom to review gas prices for Russian market

Dec 11, 2000 01:00 AM

Burkhard Bergmann, a member Gazprom's board of directors, said that prices at which the company sells gas on the Russian market will be reviewed.
Bergmann, who according to 'Izvestiya' is likely to be elected chief of the Russian gas corporation in the summer of 2001, said that gas supplies to the domestic market will inevitably decrease.
The reason for this, he said, is that the sum which the largest consumer -- the Russian consumer -- pays for gas does not cover spending on the production and transportation of gas.
He also said that if the low prices are adjusted, Gazprom will at last be able to curb the current decrease in gas production and even increase the output of gas.
"From the point of view of domestic economic needs it may prove expedient, in the distant future, to start importing gas from Turkmenistan," he said.

Bergmann, the deputy chairman of the executive board of the German concern Ruhrgas, said that under a contract concluded by Ruhrgas and Gazprom for the perioduntil 2030 about one-third of Ruhrgas' needs will be met.
He said that Ruhrgas is not considering the possibility of increasing gas imports from Russia.

Source: BBC via Energy24
Market Research

The International Affairs Institute (IAI) and OCP Policy Center recently launched a new book: The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics.

Cover_242-width

The book is an in-depth analysis of some of the fastest moving gas markets, attempting to define the trends of a resource that will have a decisive role in shaping the global economy and modelling the geopolitical dynamics in the next decades.

Some of the top scholars in the energy sector have contributed to this volume such as Gonzalo Escribano, Director Energy and Climate Change Programme, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, Coby van der Linde, Director Clingendael International Energy Programme, The Hague and Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Paris.

For only €32.50 you have your own copy of The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics. Click here to order now!


 

Upcoming Conferences
« September 2017 »
September
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Register to announce Your Event

View All Events