The energy Ministry does not prepare rising gas prices – Nasalik

Минэнерго не готовит подорожание газа – Насалик

Igor Nasalik

Information about the alleged proposal of the Ministry to raise the price of natural gas for the population from 1 April 2018 is “absolute nonsense”.

The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine does not enhance the gas prices for the population. This was stated by the head of Department Igor Nasalik at a government meeting on Wednesday, January 17.

Earlier media reported that the Cabinet of Ministers is preparing to change the method of determining the gas prices for households from April 2018 that will lead to gas price hike by more than 8%. The draft resolution was allegedly prepared by the Ministry of energy and coal industry.

Nasalik called this information “an absolute nonsense”. According to him, the document, which was discussed, concerns of gas suppliers with special obligations and held as a regulatory act.

“So you don’t have to initiate the price increase of gas?” – asked the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman Kasalica.

“Do not initiate” – confirmed the Minister.

We will remind, in October Nasaliki declared that the economic reason to raise gas prices for population.