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Kazakhstan wants Gazprom to pay higher gas transit tariffs.

Kazakhstan wants Gazprom to pay higher gas transit tariffs. Energy minister Baktykozha Izmukhambetov stated that KazTransGas (a subsidiary of national oil & gas holding) is in talks with Russian Gazprom on possible gas transportation tariffs hike. Izmukhambetov explained that such negotiations are conducted every year. Presently, Gazprom pays USD 1.1 per 1,000 m 3 per 100km. Kazakhstan propose tariff to stand at USD 1.6 per 1,000 m 3 per 100km. Earlier, KazTransGas stated that it wants to increase revenues from transit by at least 30% to KZT 18.6bn (USD 140mn). The Russian company transfers through Kazakh territory gas from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan . As we reported, Gazprom and KazMunayGas signed an agreement on increasing transit of Uzbek and Turkmen gas to 55bn m 3 per annum. Presently, the Kazakh company works on increasing the capacity of its transit system to this volume.

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