NAC: a window of opportunity not to raise gas prices

НАК: Появилась возможности не повышать цены на газ

Kobelev has informed, that to raise tariffs for gas is not necessarily

The price of gas purchases on the European market fell below the level specified by the Cabinet, the company says.

In Naftogaz said about the possibility not to raise gas prices from 1 may. This is stated in the letter head of the company, Andrey KOBOLEV to the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman, who on Thursday, March 14, published the Economic truth.

It is noted that for the first time during the existence of the mode of assigning special duties, the price of gas purchases on the European market fell below the level specified by the applicable Cabinet’s decision of PSO.

It is reported that Naftogaz has purchased gas at the point of Slovakia at a price equivalent 5981 UAH/thousand cubic meters. VAT and costs for transportation and supply, this corresponds to a retail price at around 8380 UAH/thousand cubic meters.

“The reform of the gas market in Ukraine has enabled dozens of companies to freely buy gas on the European market and to supply its commercial customers,” the letter says.

“If you give an opportunity for Ukrainian households to freely choose their supplier of natural gas, it can reasonably be expected that the price that they will offer a competitive market, will be less than the current regulated prices,” says Korolev.

The head of Naftogaz invited the Cabinet to consider full liberalization of gas supply for all categories of consumers from 1 April 2019.

Such liberalization provides for the abolition of the regime of PSO and remove existing constraints to change supplier of natural gas that are now used gazobetone private company.

We will note, in November last year, natural gas imports rose to a record $ 323 per thousand cubic meters, after that, prices began to decline and in February, Ukraine has bought gas for 291 dollars per thousand cubic meters.

As you know, according to the requirements of the IMF, Ukraine needs to increase gas price by 40% during the year.


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