Naftogaz threatens to turn off gas more than a hundred cities

Нафтогаз грозится отключить газ более ста городам

Andrey Kobelev believes that the rights of his company violated

Naftogaz can preserve their own facilities, gas distribution systems, because it believes that they are now used illegally.

In Ukraine can be disconnected from the gas 129 settlements in 16 regions. This will happen if state regulators do not include the price of gas for end-consumers a fee for using networks of Naftogaz and its enterprises.

This is stated in the letter from the head of Naftogaz, Andrey KOBOLEV in the name of the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Ukrainian news reported on Tuesday, June 12.

In his letter indicates KOBOLEV, Naftogaz is the owner of objects of gas distribution systems total cost of 588 million USD and wants to get paid for the operation of these networks together with the state.

“Approach, in which only the state as the owner has the opportunity to profit, and other owners, is a violation of the constitutional principle of equality of all forms of ownership”, – said in the letter.

According to Naftogaz, the national Commission for regulation of energy and utilities (NKREKU) increased the gas tariff by refusing to include a new component – the cost for the operation of networks. Therefore, Naftogaz is not yet able to receive from consumers a fee for their pipelines.

Also, the national Commission refused to register the agreement and to establish new rate for until single operator, who agreed to pay for the operation of networks Naka – JSC Donetskoblgaz, stating that the agreement between JSC and NAC does not correspond to Ukrainian legislation.

“The current situation pushes the company to take action aimed at curbing the illicit use of his property by carrying out conservation of the objects of gas distribution systems. This can lead to disconnection from gas supply 129 settlements in 16 regions,” the letter said KOBOLEV.

Earlier it was reported that Naftogaz owes for gas more than 42 billion. Holding has paid off with his “daughter” for the gas produced for the population and is purchased at a discounted price.

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