On & nbsp; last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received Vucic in & nbsp; Sochi, where they had a conversation on a wide range of issues & nbsp; As a result of the meeting, the President of Serbia said that & nbsp; the price of gas from & nbsp; RF for & nbsp; for the next six months for & nbsp; his country will remain at & nbsp; the previous level of & nbsp; $ 270 for & nbsp; 1000 cubic meters and & nbsp; that & nbsp; understanding has been reached on & nbsp; flexibility and supply & nbsp; .
“ Russians have a problem they don't & nbsp; want to talk about. And & nbsp; is & nbsp; & mdash; they are & nbsp; trying to squeeze out politically, although there is no gas in & nbsp; Europe. Seventy billion cubic meters of gas is not & nbsp; enough for Europe, 55 billion is provided for & nbsp; & nbsp; & ldquo; Nord Stream 2 & rdquo ;. But & nbsp; they don't & nbsp; start it because of & nbsp; US pressure & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said the President of Serbia in & nbsp; & nbsp; TV Pink.
Vucic linked the prices of Russian gas with the rise in salaries in Serbia
According to & nbsp; he said, Serbia during & nbsp; during the energy crisis was helped by the completed construction of a gas pipeline from & nbsp; Bulgaria to & nbsp; Hungary, through which fuel went from & nbsp; Turkish Stream.
“ We & nbsp; have built a main gas pipeline with a length of 402 kilometers, and & nbsp; and & nbsp; Serbia now has it. There is where to get gas … When it & nbsp; is, you can negotiate & nbsp; a different price. Thanks to President Putin for & nbsp; the fact that & nbsp; respected the interests of Serbia and & nbsp; gave (price in & nbsp; 270 dollars & nbsp; & mdash; ed.) For & nbsp; six months, because & nbsp; not & nbsp; can give in & nbsp; long-term agreement with & nbsp; now & & nbsp; will give in & nbsp; further & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Vucic noted.
Earlier, he reported that at the current gas price relative to the market price in six months it would be possible to save 300 million euros, and indirectly – a billion.
Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali called the price of & nbsp; natural gas is the lowest in & nbsp; Europe.
“ I would have signed the price of & nbsp; 270 dollars so that & nbsp; we always have it, but & nbsp; will not & nbsp; be. Again we will prepare and & nbsp; fight to be the best, and & nbsp; I guarantee you, & nbsp; we will have the lowest price in & nbsp; Europe, not counting the CIS members. Of & nbsp; all the rest, we will have the most favorable price & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; stressed by the Serbian leader.
According to & nbsp; he said, when & nbsp; calculating the cost of deliveries to & nbsp; Serbia, the 'oil formula' was applied, with & nbsp; the fact that & nbsp; the price of gas on the & nbsp; exchange is now $ 1,065 per & nbsp; 1000 cubic meters.
& laquo; A & nbsp; oil formula at & nbsp; price 82 & minus; $ 83 per & nbsp; barrel of oil gives 270 & minus; 275 dollars per & nbsp; thousand cubic meters of gas. The question is, will & nbsp; be & nbsp; so good in & nbsp; 2024, if you look at analyzes on & nbsp; futures and & nbsp; everything else & nbsp; & mdash; the situation is not easy & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; summed up the head of the Serbian state.
Now Russia is actually the only supplier of natural gas to Serbia, which in recent years has received over 2 billion cubic meters of this gas through a pipeline through Ukraine and Hungary.
Official launch of Russian gas into & nbsp; Serbian gas transmission system through & nbsp; Bulgaria from & nbsp; Turkish Stream gas pipeline took place on January 1st.
As RIA Novosti reported in the & nbsp; operator Gastrans, at the & nbsp; first stage, the gas pipeline will provide transportation of about & nbsp; 4 billion cubic meters of gas per & nbsp; year, which & nbsp; will fully cover the needs of Serbia in & nbsp; natural gas. The & nbsp; same & nbsp; project is designed for & nbsp; an annual volume of up to & nbsp; 12.4 billion cubic meters of gas for & nbsp; Serbia and & nbsp; EU & nbsp; countries.
The Nord Stream 2 project; involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the & nbsp; coast of & nbsp; RF through & nbsp; the Baltic Sea to & nbsp; Germany. The project is actively opposed by the United States, which is promoting its liquefied natural gas in the & nbsp; EU, as well as Ukraine, which is afraid of losing transit. The United States imposed sanctions on Nord Stream 2, requiring companies to immediately stop laying the pipeline. In & nbsp; RF repeatedly urged to stop mentioning “ Nord Stream 2 '' in the context of any politicization, since this is a commercial project, it is & nbsp; beneficial to both Russia and the European Union.