Groysman: No increase in gas prices will not

Growth in natural gas prices for the population in Ukraine will not. This was stated by Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, transfers a press-service of the government.

“I will not allow any raise of gas tariffs for the population. And those who claim about a possible price increase of 40% must either responsibly to work, or to write the application on dismissal”, – said Groisman.

Earlier, the commercial Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko said that the price of natural gas for the population from 1 April 2017 could grow by 40%. This, according to Vitrenko, may occur if not extended will be assigned to the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” special obligations to sell gas to the population on preferential terms.

At the same time a top Manager of NAC, said: if the Stockholm arbitration court will satisfy the claim to the Russian “Gazprom” and the us would start importing gas at “hub minus”, we should expect lower wholesale prices to the public twice compared to the current price.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers in the spring of 2016 extended the validity of decree No. 758 on special obligations of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” for the sale of gas for the population and Teplokommunenergo (CTV) on preferential terms.

The Stockholm arbitration court has not yet rendered a decision on the gas dispute between “Naftogaz” and “Gazprom”, but the verdict is expected in the coming months.