Ukraine and Russia have agreed to hold talks in the first half of 2010 to prepare and agree a new intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the gas sector, the Russian Fuel and Energy Ministry’s press service reported.
This agreement was reached in Moscow on Oct. 9 at a meeting of the subcommittee for the fuel and energy sector of the committee for economic cooperation of the Ukrainian-Russian interstate commission. The meeting was chaired by Ukrainian and Russian Energy Ministers Yuriy Prodan and Sergei Shmatko.
The new intergovernmental accord will be based on a revision of existing intergovernmental agreements, the statement said.
In addition, the meeting participants agreed to boost oil shipments to Ukrainian oil refineries and transit supplies made via Ukraine.