21 Nov 2022 17:44

Belarus in talks with Russia on gas prices for 2023 - Belarusian Energy Ministry

MINSK. Nov 21 (Interfax) - Belarus and Russia continue negotiations to determine price terms for gas supplies in 2023, Belarusian Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich was quoted as saying by the BelTA state-run news agency on the sidelines of the Atomexpo-2022 international forum in Sochi.

"We are now working on defining the price conditions for gas supplies in 2023 and preparing the principles of market operations for the future. Conditions for the formation of a unified gas market of the Union State will be created," Karankevich said.

As was reported, Karankevich said on November 10 that Belarus continues negotiations with Russia on gas prices for next year and expects the same conditions for businesses as in Russia.

"The position of the Belarusian side in the talks is known: providing equal conditions for the economic entities of the two countries without exceptions and limitations, an open and transparent approach to pricing," he said.

Since April of this year, Belarus has begun paying for gas in Russian rubles, but the price of supplies has not disclosed by either country. Prior to that, in 2021 and early 2022, Belarus used to pay $128.52 per thousand cubic meters.