Kazakhstan will not raise the price of natural gas for Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, August 28 / Kabar /. Kazakhstan will not raise the price of natural gas for Kyrgyzstan till 2013. Chairman of Kyrgyzgaz Turgunbek Kulmurzaev told today at a press conference in Bishkek.
According to his words, under the contract KazTransGas will deliver additional 12 million cubic meters of gas. "This amount is enough for us until September 20. Under the contract with Uztrangaz we've got 59 million cubic meters, which will be enough till the end of the year to supply southern regions with "blue fuel", he said.
"According to the agreement reached earlier by Presidents Atambayev and Nazarbayev, Kyrgyzstan will receive additional 100 million cubic meters of natural gas at the same price as before", T. Kulmurzaev said.
At present Kyrgyzstan purchases natural gas from Kazakhstan at a fixed price - $ 224 per 1000 cubic meters, from Uzbekistan – $ 290 per 1,000 cubic meters.