The introduction of a fee for gas will hit millions of Ukrainians – Reva

The decision of the National Commission carrying out regulation in the energy and utilities (NKREKU) to allocate a separate fee for the delivery of gas will lead to a substantial increase in the cost of natural gas for 4.5 million Ukrainians.
This was stated by Minister of social policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva.

“For 4.5 million customers, including people with low incomes, who use gas less – for cooking only, the cost of natural gas increases significantly”, – quotes the Roar of the press-service of the Ministry.

According to the data for 2016 in Ukraine there are 13 million consumers of gas, which are divided into three categories: those who use a complex gas – for cooking, heating water and heating (there are 7.4 million people), those who use gas for heating food and water (1.1 million people), and those who use gas exclusively for cooking (about 4.67 million people, or 35% of the population.

According to Reva, for those consumers who use gas complex, the charge amount decreases, and for those who use it for heating water and food is about the same.

“The introduction of a new tariff, which is not envisaged under the law on housing and communal services, Budget code, entails additional costs from the budget. And this, in turn, requires changes in the state budget. As a result, we find ourselves in a situation when we have no opportunity to protect people with low income for whom the price increase will be significant,” the Minister said, calling the relevant decision of the national Commission insufficiently balanced and thoughtful.

As reported in the regulator, the national Commission on 10 April to hold a meetingto consider the suspension of the decision ebonblade for the use of gas infrastructure. At the same time, the deputies of different political forces require NKREKU, not the suspension of a license fee for the gas, and the cancellation of the decision.

Since April, the Ukrainians have gas stoves, gas water heaters for heating water or heating a home with gas, have to pay more for it. Particularly affected single high-rise residents — for them and the amount of increase in the payment more than doubled. The reason is that NERC has allowed gas suppliers to separately charge all consumers a fee for gas and separately for “delivery” of the fuel in the rent (monthly fee). Now this fee is included in the tariff, but since April she grows up.

The experts considered that for the apartment with a gas stove without a meter fee of approximately 46 UAH per month, plus a surcharge according to the norms of calculation of 4.4 cubic meters for each registered tenant. But a cubic meter of gas will drop by about 90 cents, or up to six UAH, so it “go away” fee.

If you now pay for gas in a month is 31 UAH/person (will be 26 UAH), from April for one resident will be about UAH 72 (46+26), with two — 98 UAH (46+26х2), etc. If the count is, then, of course, will have to pay according to his actual testimony plus a fee.

Those who have home mounted gas boiler for heating, the fee will be higher, as it depends on the maximum throughput of the counter. And in this case the counter is more powerful because needs to be more on the order flow of the gas. Fee will be 50-70 UAH/month. depending on the region, plus pay at the counter.