In 2017, “Naftogaz of Ukraine” will lose its monopoly on gas sales to the population, – Question

В 2017 году "Нафтогаз Украины" потеряет монополию на продажи газа населению, - Кистион

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion, archive photo

Since the full launch of the company “Trunk gas pipelines of Ukraine” (which differentiates the supply, production and sale of gas) in the third quarter of 2017 “Naftogaz of Ukraine” will lose its monopoly on gas supplies to the population. To sell gas to the population will a few traders.

About it in interview to the program “Levyy Bereg Sonya Koshkina” said Deputy Prime Minister-Minister Vladimir Kistion.

“Gas for the population is now sold only the NJSC “Naftogaz”. Now on the market there will be several traders, ready to release the gas directly to the public. And the price will be one that will offer the trader”, said Question.

He noted that the implementation of this innovation need to address a few points before the end of the first quarter of 2017. “For example, to make the natural gas market, the need to monetize the payments that are financed from the national budget in compensation for consumers grants, benefits and the like,” said Kistin.

We will remind, Ukraine buys gas from the Russian Federation from November 2015. While Ukraine continues to buy gas transit to the EU. In November 2016, Naftogaz said it was ready to resume gas purchases from Russia in the conditions of the previous “winter packages”, but recently that decision has changed. The head of the Ukrainian company Andrey KOBOLEV said that Naftogaz plans to buy natural gas from Gazprom before the end of winter.

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