Groisman: the single price of gas will replace imports

Гройсман: Единая цена на газ заменит его импорт

The Prime Minister wants to develop its own gas production to completely elimination of its import.

Single price for gas will allow to increase production of domestic gas and to abandon its imports. This was during the hour of questions to government in Parliament, said Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, reports UKRINFORM.

“The issue of gas prices in Ukraine had enough of corruption, including the so-called introduction of different prices, when one category of citizens was sold at the same price, the other – on the other. Millions of cubic meters of gas being charged to the population and sold at commercial prices. And excessive social norms were given the opportunity to make billions of flows”, – said Groisman.

In addition, he said, for many years destroyed the national system of gas production.

“The continuing decrease in domestic production has led to increased dependence on imports. This means dependence on the Russian Federation. Were not carried out any energy saving measures so that the needle was not possible to get off,” he said.

At the same time, according to Groisman, the actions of the past government led to the fact that Ukraine was dependent on gas supplies from Europe.

“The past, the government has reduced consumption and has transferred us to the gas pipe of the Russians on gas pipe European partners. Our goal is to become an energy independent country. For this we need to increase domestic production, to introduce energy saving and use of alternative sources of energy”, – said the head of government.

In addition, in his opinion, the sale of gas produced domestically at competitive prices destroyed the company.

“There is no modernization and no opportunities. Now, when there is a single price for gas, we should increase domestic production, to eliminate corruption prices”, – said Groisman.

As reported Корреспондент.net, may 1, increases and establishes a single price for gas for the population and for industry 6 879 UAH per thousand cubic meters.