The Ministry explained that affects the price of gas

Минфин объяснил, что влияет на цену газа

The Ministry explained, what determines the price of gas for the population

The Ministry of Finance has listed the factors that influence the formation of gas price for the population.

The Ministry of Finance out of the current program with the IMF, which envisages a gradual increase in gas prices, however, do not exclude that the price can be based upon the long fall of prices on the world market and increasing domestic production. This was during a report on the implementation of the state budget for the year 2018, the Finance Minister said Oksana Markarova, said on Friday, March 15, UKRINFORM.

“In the current program with the IMF is recorded with all conditions, including the market price of gas. In this condition we have a certain timetable according to which we go to market the price of gas and protect the population through a system of subsidies,” – said the Minister of Finance, answering the question whether an order from the Prime Minister about the talks with the IMF to prevent the increase of gas prices for the population.

According to Markarova, the price of gas depends on the world prices and volume of domestic production.

“So, if the market price of gas will fall and the focus will be on how to increase its own gas production, it will be the main indicator of the formation of gas prices”, – said the Minister.

Earlier, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman instructed the Naftogaz and the Ministry of Finance to begin discussions with the International monetary Fund to prevent increase in prices for gas for the population due to the fact that the cost of imported gas is now below the regulated tariff.

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