Kyrgyzstan hopes to receive cheaper gas in 2013
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 17 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kyrgyzstan hopes to receive cheaper gas in 2013, 24.kg quoted Deputy General Director of Kyrgyzgas Kuralbek Naskeyev as saying at the press-conference on Monday.
"Kyrgyzstan is in talks (with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan) to purchase natural gas next year at a lower price," Naskeyev said.
According to Kyrgyzgas Deputy General Director, the negotiations are underway for more than 3 months.
"We ask for the price at $160 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas, excluding transportation cost and $200 including transportation costs. But the gas is imported, so the suppliers dictate the price, Naskeyev said.
According to Naskeyev, currently Kyrgyzstan imports Kazakh oil at $224 per 1,000 cubic meters and Uzbek oil at $290 per 1,000 cubic meters.
"There is the assumption that the contract will be for a large amount of gas," Kyrgyzgas representative said.