Director of business development of the NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» Yuriy Vitrenko on his page in Facebook reported that the transit costs for Gazprom through Ukraine to 2016 will increase three times. However, if Gazprom wants to reduce the unit cost of transit, he just needs to make the transit through Ukraine.
Vitrenko reminded that the old rates applied to the volumes transported and the transportation distance.
«The new tariffs consist of two bets, one of which is applied to the reserved capacity, and the other (the cost of fuel gas) to transporterraum volumes. However, it is relatively easy to compare how much Gazprom should pay for the transit through the territory of Ukraine according to old and new tariffs. In 2015, Gazprom paid about $ 2 billion for transit of about 67 billion cubic meters of gas through Ukraine. In 2016 for the same amount of transit «Gazprom» will have to pay 6.1 billion dollars», — said the representative of «Naftogaz».
According to him, thus the cost will increase three times, or Gazprom will have to pay $ 4 billion more.
«If you count how much Gazprom should pay until 2019 (expiry date of the current contract for the transit), you get a sum of about 16 billion dollars. An important caveat: the cost of transportation calculated on the basis of 110 billion reserved capacity for Gazprom. This amount is specified in the current transit contract, and therefore that is the amount the transmission system operator shall be reserved for the transit of gas «Gazprom», — he added.
Gazprom, according to Vitrenko, thus there is an economic incentive to use the maximum reserved capacity.
«For example, if the volume of transit will be increased by 64% to 110 billion cubic meters, Gazprom will have to pay only 5% (300 million) more. Therefore, if Gazprom wants to reduce the unit cost of transit in terms of tcm, it needs just to carry out the transit through Ukraine», — wrote the representative of «Naftogaz».
We will remind, earlier the Director of business development of the company «Naftogaz of Ukraine» Yuriy Vitrenko said that Ukraine has raised the tariff rate on the transit of Russian gas through the territory of their country.
Previously, the transit rate was 2.7 us dollars. for transportation of 1 thousand cubic metre on 100 km.
Transit costs for Gazprom could grow three times, say in the «Naftogaz» 18.02.2016