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Gazprom Reportedly Plans Price Hike for Belarus, Baltics


http://gdb.rferl.org/F7EBBD29-9824-44C8-848C-228E84567A77_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F7EBBD29-9824-44C8-848C-228E84567A77_mw800_mh600.jpg (AFP) November 27, 2006 -- Newspapers in Russia say the country's state-controlled gas monopoly, Gazprom, plans steep price increases for supplies to Belarus and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.


The reports quote a leaked Gazprom draft budget for 2007 showing the company plans to increase tariffs for Belarus from $47 to $200 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas.


Gazprom will reportedly increase gas prices for the Baltic states to $260 for 1,000 cubic meters.


(AFP)

How Much Do The Neighbors Pay?

SETTING THE RATES: With Gazprom negotiating new contracts, many states will be paying more for Russian natural gas in 2007.

  • Belarus, following tense negotiations with Gazprom, will pay $100 per 1,000 cubic meters in -- up from $47 in 2006. Ukraine, which depends on Russia to supply it with about 77 percent of its gas, will pay $130 per 1,000 cubic meters of a Turkmen-Russian gas mix. Moldova, which depends on Russia for 100 percent of its gas, will pay $170 per 1,000 cubic meters, with the price rising to European-level market price by 2011. Georgia has agreed to pay Gazprom $235 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas.



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