The chart shows the average price of
natural gas paid by major power plants in Russia (gas consumption
over 0.5 bcma or above 50 mmcf/day) and the average
end-use price for the US power sector. The prices include all
tariffs, fees and taxes. Note that the chart shows the lowest
end-use price in Russia. Russian industrial consumers of smaller
size pay much higher distribution tariffs and fees.
The price in Russia is
affected by the USD-to-RUB exchange rate. For instance, the average
rate was RUB29.88 per USD1.00 in February 2011, RUB35.22 in February
2014 and RUB77.22 in February 2016.
Gazprom officially reported the profitability of gas sales to
domestic consumers in 2011 at 27.3 percent.
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