The price of gas for households in June fell by 6% – Naftogaz
KIEV. June 22. UNN. In June 2020, the wholesale price of natural gas for households, heat producers, and other protected consumers decreased to 2.14 UAH per cubic meter. This was 6% less compared to may 2020. This is stated in the press service of Naftogaz of Ukraine, reports UNN.
“In June 2020, the wholesale price of natural gas for households, heat producers, and other protected consumers, which the “Naftogaz of Ukraine” gas supplies in the framework of the special obligations (PSO) decreased to 2.14 UAH per cubic meter (without VAT, margins of gatsbies and the cost of transportation of gas transmission and distribution pipelines). This was 6% less compared to may 2020″, – stated in the message.
Since the beginning of the year, the price of PSO declined by 54%, as compared to the same period last year, the fall in the cost of natural gas has reached 61%, the company said.
“The price of gas in Ukraine today is defined by the formula, it does not depend on Naftogaz, it depends on the price in the European market. Now the price is falling, however the market has a cycle and it will start to grow sooner or later. Since the first of July, we expect the abolition of the special responsibilities that do not already protect consumers, but restrict their rights: households cannot choose neither the conditions nor the services, nor the price. The opening of the market and suppliers, and consumers. Change the format of the gas trade in the retail segment will significantly improve customer service standards, and competition among suppliers will give people many options for the price. I hope this week the government announced a competition for the provider’s last hope (PPN), and this will allow the long-awaited liberalization of the gas market in Ukraine”, – said the Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev.
Recall, the price of gas for the population in may has decreased on 21%.