Meeting with Putin will be crucial for gas contract, says Serbian President – Business & Economy
BELGRADE, October 16. / TASS /. The meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be crucial for the contract to supply gas to Serbia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in an interview broadcast by TV Prva.
“By the end of 2021, we will buy 6.5 million cubic meters of gas every day, now we are already spending over 6.5 million, for which we are paying $ 270, this is currently the best price in Europe , while in winter we will spend 11.5 million. We have 268 million cubic meters in underground gas storage facilities, the Russians have 170 million in our underground gas storage facilities, in any case we are short of 100 to 120 million cubic meters. That is why the meeting with Putin is crucial, I have asked for a meeting for both gas and for Kosovo, I will ask Putin to extend the reduced price, “he said. declared.
Vucic said earlier that he planned to discuss the gas price for Serbia with Putin during a meeting on November 25. On October 10, following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the Serbian leader said he had addressed the Russian president with a demand for affordable gas prices. It was reported earlier that Serbia had discussed with Russia freezing the price of gas at the level of $ 270 per 1,000 cubic meters for six months in 2022.
On October 7, at a meeting of the Russian-Serbian Intergovernmental Committee on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said he hoped to conclude a long-term contract on the deliveries of gas from Russia to Serbia before the end of 2021.