MOSCOW, June 29 (RAPSI) – Turkey is willing to apply to national Court of Arbitration this week regarding Russian gas giant Gazprom refusal to provide a discount for Turkish state pipeline company Botas, Trend news agency reported.
Botas was expecting a 15 percent gas price discount from Gazprom in March 2015. However, sides have not managed to come to an agreement as Gazprom has demanded additional concessions from Turkey on construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline, Trend reported.
Gazprom agreed to give discounts only to Turkey’s private gas companies which accumulate for 15 percent of Russian gas imports. According to Trend, gas discount for Turkey’s private sector will be close to 25 percent in the first quarter and to additional 15 percent in the second quarter of 2015.