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Crimea's chemical industry will benefit from cheap Russian gas, but markets will be disrupted

7:04 AM MDT | March 27, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the peninsula to the Russia, Russian press reports say. These enterprises do, however, need to address challenges associated with the likely deterioration of relations between Russia and Ukraine. Russian industrial consumers pay $130–150 for 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas. Prices in Ukraine at the end of last year benefited from a temporary discount of up to $268 on supplies of...

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