President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Prime Minister Sergei Rumas discussed the difference in prices for Russian gas for Belarus and Germany. About it may 14, informs BelTA.
According to the Belarusian President, during a video conference with the participants of the Eurasian economic Union he had raised the issue of prices of Russian gas.
“Yesterday I received information that Russia sells natural gas in Europe in this difficult period, to $70: $65-68, but not $127, like Belarus. What is the situation and environment, what we can expect in the future? I have this question focused on video conferencing in the framework of the EAEU, and in the near future we will be in the same format conference. I would like to know that to date undertaken to reduce natural gas prices for Belarus. This is not the case, I’m not talking about the 75th anniversary [of the end of world war II] that Germany sell natural gas to $70, as I was (everything was), but not $127, for Belarus”, – Lukashenka noted.
In December 2019 Lukashenko said that Belarus is ready to buy gas at $200, “the main thing is to have equal conditions.” “If our enterprises are buying over $200 – so, and the competing company must have the same price,” he said.
On 7 February 2020 at a meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lukashenka agreed on the terms of Russian gas supplies to Belarus. Then the parties agreed that in 2020, Belarus will buy Russian gas at $127 per 1 thousand m3.