Armenia needs to leave the Eurasian Union, this also being beneficial for its gas tariffs, former Prime Minister of Armenia Hrant Bagratyan, who is also the Chairman of Freedom Party and candidate of Free Democrats Party, stated on Friday.
According to him, Armenia receives gas for $150 on the border, selling it to the public at the price of $290. Bagratyan also added that Belarus receives gas for $132, selling it to the population for $180.
“Beneficial gas price on the border is out of the question in Armenia, since it is sold by Gazprom, the buyer in Armenia also being Gazprom. That is, this is an extra charge,” Bagratyan noted.
The gas operator in Belarus also belongs to Gazprom (it acquired Beltransgaz in 2012).
“And if Russia decides not to sell us gas, we will buy it from Iran. Let it sell gas to us for $200. We will be able to sell it to the end consumers for $220-230,” he said.