Gas price negotiations continue

  • 2013-09-07
  • From wire reports

VILNIUS - The price of Russian natural gas should be reduced in the future, yet concrete details of the negotiations between the Lithuanian government and Gazprom will be revealed after the parties exchange written offers, reports ELTA.
Both Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius and Minister of Energy Jaroslav Neverovich refused to reveal the details of negotiations. According to them, concrete numbers or conditions of the negotiations could be revealed only after receiving a written offer from the negotiating partner.

“A private working meeting took place and we expect that after this meeting we will soon receive written offers, and then experts will continue the discussion and the negotiations,” said Butkevicius after the meeting with the representatives of Gazprom on Sept. 6.

Though Aleksey Miller, CEO at Gazprom, had said that the gas price for Lithuania would be decreased, the prime minister refrained from commenting on this promise. “So far I cannot reveal anything. No concrete decisions were made during the meeting. It was a long discussion, a constructive discussion, I think we have to wait (..),” said Butkevicius.