“The Commission identifies only 13% in the structure of gas prices – the cost of transportation and distribution,” explains the head of the national Commission Dmitry Vovk. Ukrainians are now paying for each cubic meter of blue fuel 6,8 hryvnia. Officials propose to divide the rate for each cubic meter used to pay six hryvnia + regardless of the volume of consumption of a fixed amount (“monthly fee”). While wolf notes that in the resolution the word “fee” is never mentioned, the innovation is called “fee for transportation and distribution”.
“Consumers always pay for the transportation and distribution, and now it’s in the tariff. In the structure of prices, their share is only 13%. It’s 80 cents per cubic meter (a six hryvnia for gas as a commodity, approx. ed.). The law “On gas market” provides for payment of all services as per capacity. As for transportation, for power, for the storage capacity, distribution capacity,” says the national Commission.
The introduction of a payment for capacity (the”monthly fee”) – the issue has been resolved by law. Now officials are discussing how to consider it. If under the existing methodology, which had planned to introduce in April of this year and which still remains the only approved, it all depends on the maximum power of the meter, in the new regulation offer more favorable consumer conditions.
About 70% of Ukrainian families use gas only for cooking. Gas stove consumes 1,2 cubic meters per hour. A bandwidth meter G1,6 – 2.5 cubic meters. Counter with power less does not happen. That is, the Ukrainian old-school approach can use the capacity of 1.2 cubic meter, and to pay for capacity in a 2.5 cube.
The new method offered for anyone from gas appliances is only a plate, take it to power 2.5 cubic meters, and 1.2 cube. For example, under the old methodology with the meter G1,6 and a gas stove would have the capital to pay the subscription fee at 29.3 rate for new still unapproved method of 11.48 hryvnia. So, a family that spends five cubic meters of gas per month, now pays 34,3 hryvnia, and the new method will pay – 41,48 hryvnia (UAH 30 for gas and the hryvnia monthly fee of 11.48).
“The counter would be the criterion of the power range, but if a person wants to order power, for example, pakuba per hour – there is no such counters. It merely establishes a means for remote recording of data and can pay for the ordered capacity,” explains the Commission. However, for such a device will have to pay out of pocket.
But for those Ukrainians who use gas for heating, fee best. For example, the owners of the meter G4 will assume a capacity of 4 cubic meters per hour. In Kiev with such a counter fee will be the 38.2 of the hryvnia (excluding VAT). So, now the family in the capital, which burns in the winter 100 cubic meters of gas per month, have to pay 687 hryvnias, and after the introduction of fee – 638,2 hryvnia.