The Cabinet sets the social price of gas for households

30 September 2015 14:59  63107186 0108243
The Cabinet sets the social price of gas for households

The Cabinet of Ministers will be compensating 50% of the cost of gas for households from the budget.

This was announced during a government meeting by the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk.

"We are accumulating the money for gas. The social price we set is 50% of the market price of gas. The market price is 7188 UAH. Today, the Cabinet decided to set half the price - 3600 UAH - on the volume of gas that a household consumes under 200 cubic meters", - the Prime Minister said.

According to him, the difference will be compensated with funds from the state budget.

Earlier, the chairman of the National Commission for Regulation in Energy and Utilities Dmytro Vovk explained that the regulator set two prices for the population: 3600 and 7200 UAH.

"3600 is a very difficult price, because it is only 50% of the one that we targeted. It will be applied mainly in rural areas, where it is used the most" - Vovk said.

He explained that this tariff would be applied during the heating season for consumption of up to 200 cubic meters.

"Starting from the two hundred and first cubic meter, one will have to pay 7200 UAH", - Vovk said.

Ukrainska Pravda

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