Belarus, Russia sign long-awaited gas transit deal: report

2nd July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Minsk and Moscow on Friday signed a gas transit deal expected to end disagreements that led to a cut in Russia's Europe-bound supplies flowing via Belarus last month, Interfax news agency said, citing Belarussian pipeline operator Beltransgaz.

"The sides have signed the necessary documents," the agency quoted Beltransgaz general director, Vladimir Mayorov, as saying.

He said that Russian gas giant Gazprom agreed to pay 1.88 dollars per 1,000 cubic metres shipped 100 kilometres (60 miles), in line with Belarus's demands. Gazprom officials were not immediately available for comment.

© 2010 AFP

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