Increase in the price of gas for the population during the heating season 2017-2018 will not. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko.
Vice Prime Minister noted that to date, there is no reason for the price increase to other housing services that are most strongly tied to the price of gas.
“Today, there is a clear decision on what the price of gas this heating season will not increase. And the state budget of Ukraine to 2018 set the price of gas at the level of 2017”, – said Rozenko in the television broadcast.
Vice Prime Minister stressed that in autumn and winter “there is no reason to talk about the promotion of inflation”.
We will remind, the speech about the gas tariffs for the population. At the same time “Naftogaz of Ukraine” from October 1, 2017, will increase the price of gas supplied to industrial consumers on a prepaid basis. The price for industrial consumers will grow by 3.1% (of 243.6 UAH) to 8 164,8 thousand UAH per 1 thousand cubic meters, “Naftogaz” has already raised the price of gas for industrial consumers on 1 August – but by less than 3%.
From 1 October 2015 in Ukraine entered into force the law on natural gas market, which deprived the National Commission carrying out regulation in the energy, right with the pricing of natural gas for industry.