ArmInfo. Armenia is negotiating with Gazprom subsidiary "Gazprom" to develop fixed-pricing mechanisms for gas for a period of 10 years in case the company declares a tariff increase. This was announced on Saturday by Chairman of the Commission for the Regulation of Public Services Garegin Baghramyan.
"Today's negotiations are going to fix the mechanisms of gas pricing for a 10-year period if "Gazprom Armenia" submits an application for changes in the gas tariff. This, of course, will be connected both with investments and with the results that we will receive from these investments, "he said, TASS reports.
According to Baghramyan, if gas tariffs increase, it is possible that the government will compensate for the difference.
Earlier, Gazprom Armenia stated that it did not exclude an application for revising gas tariffs.
Earlier, Baghramyan stated that Gazprom Armenia CJSC does not exclude the possibility of applying to the Public Services Regulatory Commission with a request to revise gas tariffs. He informed that the price at the border in the calculated sense increased by $ 30 dollars, because in accordance with the current tariff Gazprom Armenia covers $ 15. That is, now we are talking about an increase of $ 30.
To recall, at the end of last year, Gazprom Armenia announced the signing of an additional agreement, according to which the price of gas in 2020 will not change, that is, it will remain at the level of $ 165 per 1 thousand cubic meters instead of $ 150 in 2018. Throughout 2019, the company at the expense of its internal sources covered $ 15, thereby contributing to maintaining the internal tariff for end consumers at the same level, but, as the head of PSRC noted, this "cannot last forever". "In accordance with the agreement of 2013-18, the price was determined by agreements, not by the commission, then there were accumulated savings that allowed us to negotiate. Negotiations are ongoing, but this cannot last forever," Garegin Baghramyan stated, not excluding the possibility that the company application is coming soon.