Gazprom agrees to pay 54% more for Turkmenistan's gas
Even though Gazprom is the world's largest gas producer, it relies on cheaper fuel from Turkmenistan to supply customers such as Ukraine. It sells its own gas to Europe at a premium. In June, Turkmenistan threatened to shut off deliveries to Gazprom after Miller and Niyazov failed to agree on the price of more supplies this year. Turkmenistan has already exported 30 billion cubic meters of gas to Gazprom this year. It agreed yesterday to sell 12 billion more cubic meters at the new price of $100 per 1,000 cubic meters. From 2007 through 2009, Gazprom said, it will buy up to 50 billion cubic meters a year at that price. The two sides will meet before July 1, 2009, to discuss a new price for further deliveries, according to the statement. Turkmenistan plans to start shipping gas to China through a new pipeline starting that same year. Gazprom and Turkmenistan signed a 25-year agreement on gas deliveries in 2003. Turkmenistan produced 58.8 billion cubic meters of gas last year, according to the BP Statistical Review. (Bloomberg)
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