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Gas proitvostoyanie Gazprom and Beltransgaz enters a new phase? .
Now, Belarus threatens to restrict the transit of Russian gas in proportion to the remaining debt
After Minsk paid on its debt, Gazprom is also paid for gas transit through Belarus territory. Although the Russian holding company demanded that the Belarusian side to pay extra for gas $ 192 million, Beltransgaz paid only $ 187 million paid by Gazprom for Russian gas transit $ 228 million represent 87% of the requested $ 260 million to Belarus
May 24 First Vice-Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko warned that Minsk would reduce Russian gas transit to EU proportional to nonpayment.
Thus the reduction may amount to about 13%. On system Beltransgaz transit is one-third of exports Russia through Belarus fuels, the primary volume is on the Yamal-Europe ", owned by Russia.
Belarusian side intends to raise the transit of Russian gas to Europe, but does not intend to comply with the terms of its increase.
Raising the stakes in the contract was linked to an increase in the wholesale markup on gas sold Beltransgaz, which has not been introduced. Gazprom owns half of Beltransgaz, but profits from the sale of fuel on the domestic market gets only Beltransgaz. "
Currently, the valve is opened and the supply of "blue fuel" in Belarus is exercised in full. The Belarusian leader believes that the reasons for the gas conflict was not. Alexander Lukashenko, has only asked for a postponement of two weeks and, according to him, did not expect such "cynicism" from the Russian leadership.