By 2021, the tariffs for gas will grow by 40%, and the cost of electricity will rise by 25% annually, starting in 2019.
The Ministry of economic development and trade predicts a rise in gas prices for the population in 2018 is 18%. About indicates a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on the forecast of social and economic development for the years 2019-2021, writes Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday, July 11.
According to the document, the gas price for the population in 2019 could increase by 5-8% (depending on scenario) in 2020 – 14%, and in 2021 will remain the same.
Electricity tariffs for household consumers, according to the forecast of the Ministry, in 2018 will not change, and in 2019-2021 years they can expect an annual 25% growth.
According to calculations of the Ministry, the retail electricity tariffs for industrial enterprises in 2018 will increase by 16% in 2019-2021 annual rate of 10%.
According to the forecast, the average price for imported natural gas in 2018, according to estimates from the Ministry, should be $283,9 per thousand cubic meters, in 2019, it could fall to $264-275,7 per thousand cubic meters.
As you know, the Cabinet has deferred revision of gas prices for population up to 1 August.
Previously, the former head of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in the sphere of energy and communal services Dmitry Vovk said that the reduction of gas prices for population to market level will lead to the increase of 60-70%.
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