The negotiations were held as a videoconference. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko also took part in the negotiations as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gazprom Transgaz Belarus, Deputy Head of the Management Committee Administration – Advisor to the Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom Aleksandr Meshkov.
The sides exchanged opinions about whether the terms of payment for the Russian natural gas Belarus gets had been fulfilled. The position of the Belarusian side remains unchanged: in order to resolve the dispute between commercial entities regarding the price for natural gas depending on its calorific heat value Gazprom Transgaz Belarus has to present a method to determine the actual monthly calorific value of natural gas and a metrological confirmation of its acceptability in accordance with the Belarusian legislation.
In addition, the sides talked about Russian gas deliveries in 2020. So far this year prices for Russian natural gas sold to Europe continue falling, including prices set by spot contracts and long-term contracts. This is why the Belarusian side once again mentioned it is necessary to revise the price for the Russian natural gas Belarus pays in order to determine its correct and fair level, the press service noted.