Some 12,000 troops to take part in post-Soviet security bloc’s drillsMilitary & Defense September 26, 15:48
Germany remains one of Russia’s key partners in Europe — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 15:33
Russian Defense Ministry calls on UN to increase humanitarian aid to SyriaWorld September 26, 14:59
Kremlin says open skies treaty controversies must be settled within pact's frameworkRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 14:31
Embassy of Spain evacuated in Moscow due to bomb scareWorld September 26, 14:21
Putin discusses Kurdish referendum with Erdogan, RouhaniRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 14:03
Russia may create 'drone swarms' capable of making decisions in 5 yearsMilitary & Defense September 26, 14:01
Kremlin urges Facebook to honor Russian lawsBusiness & Economy September 26, 13:53
Russian army to get bulk of Terminator armored vehicles in 2018Military & Defense September 26, 13:33
CARACAS, December 6. /TASS/. Russia and Pakistan are close to a tradeoff on North-South gas pipeline tariffs and the agreement will be signed by the end of this year, Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin told TASS on Tuesday.
"According to my estimates, the parties are close to reaching the tradeoff by the year-end," Sentyurin said. "Commercial agreements for construction should be signed by the end of this year under the intergovernmental agreement," the official added.
The main point is to demonstrate that the declared tariff level is economically justified and makes possible to consider this project as feasible and profitable for those who will implement it, Sentyurin said.
"The Pakistani party is rigorous. Volume of process losses and volume of gas used for internal needs are analyzed. They are benchmarked against best world’s counterparts; technical base is analyzed," the official said. A special tariff committee comprising representatives of finance and justice ministries and other relevant authorities was set up on this occasion in Pakistan, Sentyurin said.
"The process is highly challenging," he added.