Gas row between Moscow, Minsk apparently resolved

Gas row between Moscow, Minsk apparently resolved

Despite insistence from Minsk that no money has been received from Russian state gas monopoly Gazprom over gas transit to Europe via Belarussian territory, the gas row between Russia and Belarus has apparently been resolved as both sides claimed clearance of respective debts, Xinhua reported.
  
Belarussian state gas company Beltransgaz said its Russian counterpart Gazprom has not paid for gas transit to Europe via Belarus as of 11:30 a.m. Moscow time (0730 GMT) Thursday, Russian news agencies reported.
  
"As of now, the gas transit payment has not arrived," said a source from the country's pipeline system operator, who meanwhile did not rule out that payment from Gazprom might have not yet arrived.
  
However, according to Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov, the Russian energy giant has paid 1.45 U.S. dollars per 1,000 cubic meters of gas transported for 100 km, or in total 228 million dollars.
  
"There are no problems that could hamper gas supplies or transit," he said, as "all necessary commands have been made" to resume gas supplies to Belarus.
  
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller earlier told President Dmitry Medvedev that Belarus has fully cleared its debt due, and in turn Gazprom's gas supplies to the country will resume in full.
  
Belarussian First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said in Minsk Wednesday that 187 million U.S. dollars have been transferred to Russian gas giant Gazprom, fully paying its debt for gas. Kupriyanov, however, did not confirm Semadhko's remarks as of Wednesday.
  
The spat between Moscow and Minsk started a few weeks ago when Gazprom asked its Belarussian counterpart Beltransgaz to pay its arrears for 2010, which amounted to some 200 million dollars. The brawl had been gradually escalating this week as Gazprom increasingly cut the blue fuel supply to Belarus.
  
Belarus has threatened to stop Russian gas transit to Europe should Gazprom not pay its transit fees. The amount it demanded was about 260 million dollars, which Miller believed was too high and did not comply with the contract.
  
Belarus is a transit country for part of Russian gas exports to Europe. A similar dispute between Moscow and Kiev early last year caused heating fuel shortage for some European countries in deep winter.

USAID launches new regional projects with participation of Turkmenistan
USAID launches new regional projects with participation of Turkmenistan
WHO appoints new representative to Tajikistan
WHO appoints new representative to Tajikistan
5.2-magnitude quake hits Tajikistan
5.2-magnitude quake hits Tajikistan
Loading Bars
Latest
As result of measures taken, Azerbaijan today is one of world's leading countries in field of transport - President Aliyev
Russia's Charge d'Affaires in Azerbaijan summoned to Azerbaijani MFA
Azerbaijan's Ecology Ministry talks development of entrepreneurship
FAO to start developing agriculture in liberated Azerbaijani lands soon
Demining of Azerbaijan's liberated lands continues (VIDEO)
Russia to directly participate in efforts to unblock economic, transport ties in S. Caucasus - Lavrov
Economy minister discloses share of non-oil sector in Azerbaijan's GDP
Azerbaijan starts preparation work on laying gas lines to liberated lands
Azerbaijan shows footage from Gubadly district's Damirchilar village (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Iran welcomes interaction with Saudi Arabia
Iran can increase oil and gas extraction - National Iranian Oil Company
Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to fall in Iran
Oxford Institute for Energy Research names ways to improve oil, gas sector in Turkmenistan
Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs discuss regional co-op issues
Bulk of Kazakhstan’s imports of green vegetables falls on Uzbekistan
Georgia sees decline in COVID-19 cases since imposing restrictions
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan plan to start construction of high-speed railroad
Ukrainian air company returns on Georgia's aviation market
Ministry discloses number of mines neutralized by Azerbaijani, Russian sappers in Karabakh (VIDEO)
Uzbekistan’s GDP per capita down in 2020
Oxford Institute for Energy Research talks options for Turkmen gas sector's development
Uzbekneftegaz reveals number of investment projects on increasing production efficiency
Kazakhstan’s QAZAQ AIR airline launching flights on one more route
Georgian aviation plant working on creation of military drone
Uzbek-Korean JV announces tender for installation and assembly services
GGF deepens its engagement with Georgian financial institutions
Number of passengers using railway transport in Azerbaijan increasing after eased quarantine
Kazakhstan to continue decreasing import dependence in food industry
Azerbaijani business entities modernize digital financial services amid COVID-19 pandemic
Lending to Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic increases
Iranian trucks start cargo transportation to Azerbaijan without transshipment
Azerbaijan confirms 551 more COVID-19 recoveries
Kazakhstan taking targeted measures to enhance investment competitiveness
Iran and Russia sign memorandum of cooperation on cybersecurity
Azerbaijan reveals volume of electricity generation from renewable energy sources in 2020
Russia and Iran open to discuss Karabakh issue
Number of bank accounts in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan increased in 2020
Microsoft earnings in spotlight for signs of business recovery, Xbox growth
French engineering company involved in replacing Uzbekistan’s standards in electricity field
UNDP implements new grant program in Georgia
Azerbaijan's former minister of transport appointed to new position - Decree
Company of Turkmenistan’s SC announces volume of oil produced last year
Iran's South Pars gas production increases
Johnson & Johnson promises vaccine data "soon"
Azerbaijan discloses number of servicemen of engineering troops martyred in second Karabakh war
Kazakhstan to continue work on fishing industry development
Iran plans to use domestic ship building capacities
Iranian minister suggests parliament merge Energy and Oil Ministries into one
Azerbaijani delegation to participate in Iran Plast exhibition in Tehran
Clearing of mines, unexploded ordnance continuing in Azerbaijan's liberated Fuzuli district (PHOTO/VİDEO)
Iran's Rouhani opposes any changes to budget bill
"Great Responsibility" At Republic Day Parade: Bangladesh Contingent Chief
Direct air routes between Cambodia, India on the cards
`Vaccine Maitri' helps strengthen bilateral ties with Myanmar, says Indian envoy
COVID-19 vaccine developer CureVac plans five million share sale
EU exec to propose vaccine export registration by end of week
Azerbaijani ministry talks on nanotechnological innovations
Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Iran being held
Rates for some excisable goods increasing in Azerbaijan
All tobacco products may be included in list of excisable goods in Azerbaijan
Tax exemptions on wheat imports, sales may be extended in Azerbaijan
Colonel talks restored and built roads in liberated lands of Azerbaijan
FIG cancels holding Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Azerbaijan’s Baku
Thousands of hectares of cultivatable lands demined in Azerbaijan's liberated districts
Azerbaijani banks buy more foreign currency at CBA's auction
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for January 26
Sale of gold, silver in Azerbaijan may become tax-free
Azerbaijan Airlines increases flights number on Baku-Nakhchivan route
Access Bank eyes creating bank branches in Azerbaijani lands liberated from occupation
Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan discloses revenues from 2020 agricultural export
Azerbaijani Nakhchivan's revenues from communication services rise
President Aliyev receives French Minister of State attached to Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (PHOTO)
Uzbekistan’s largest flow of tourists falls on Kyrgyzstan
Georgia sees increase in Domestic Producer Price Index for Industrial Products
Armenian Armed Forces blew up bridges, destroyed roads retreating during second Karabakh War
Gold price increases in Azerbaijan
Scientist of UNEC elected expert on world's second largest online economic platform
Iran wants establishment of six-party cooperation union – Zarif
Kazakhstan's Altynalmas gold processing company introduces digital technologies to boost output
Volume of shrimp grown in Iran announced
Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan increases lending to local entrepreneurs in 2020
Project on high grade cement production to be launched in Uzbekistan’s Jizzakh region
President Aliyev receives Rashad Nabiyev in video format on his appointment as Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies (PHOTO)
Iran claims its COVID-19 vaccine responds with 'good results, without side effects'
Iran looks to start strategic oil reservoirs
China central bank will back growth, watch debt risks
OSCE Center in Ashgabat opens tender for architectural, engineering services
Georgia opens new COVID-19 clinic
Export Price Index up in Georgia
Geostat reveals producer price indices for services in Georgia
Kazakhstan sets up priorities for energy sector dev't in 2021
Required volume of cotton harvesting in Turkmenistan announced
Iran CBI Governor to visit Oman
German exporters more upbeat, sentiment hits highest since October
Azerbaijan's real estate market recovering after softened quarantine - expert
Iran's exports shrink
Iran reveals details of its imports
Azerbaijan continues demining of its liberated territories - MoD
Germany backs EU export restrictions on vaccine after supply cuts
Uzbek agro-industrial agency announces tender for well construction
All news