President’s Office: Electricity and gas tariffs for population will not increase until heating season ends

President’s Office: Electricity and gas tariffs for population will not increase until heating season ends

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An increase in gas supply and distribution tariffs at the level of inflation and an increase in electricity tariffs for regional power companies will not affect the prices of these energy resources for the population.

A corresponding statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Rostyslav Shurma, Ukrinform reports with reference to the President’s press service.

According to him, some adjustments of some tariffs are possible within the inflation expectations of 10-11%, including tariffs for gas distribution and delivery, but the price of gas for households will not increase during the current heating season.

"The government has provided large funds to keep gas tariffs for households at last year's level – below UAH 8 per cubic meter. The government has also allocated funds to provide preferential gas to municipal heating companies, so that households can receive heating at almost last year's prices," the deputy head of the Office of the President said.

According to Shurma, the government also managed to keep electricity prices for the population from rising this year and even cut them for some categories of consumers.

He said that the increase in tariffs for the supply or distribution of electricity for regional power companies would not in any way affect the cost of electricity for households.

The Deputy Head of the President’s Office underscored that the Ukrainian government had taken a number of systemic measures to avoid a sharp rise in tariffs for housing and utility services amid rising energy prices in the world.

As reported, on September 30, local self-government bodies and NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine signed a memorandum on the settlement of problematic issues in heat and hot water supply in the heating period 2021-2022. The memorandum stipulates that heat and hot water tariffs for the population will remain at the level of the last heating season. In addition, under this document, the government undertook to reimburse the difference between the established and market utility tariffs, as well as financially support communities with low levels of tax capacity.

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