A two-stage increase of gas prices: what price to expect

How Ukraine can raise the price of gas.

Двоетапне підвищення ціни на газ: яку ціну очікувати

Gas for the population in Ukraine in the near future may increase in connection with the requirements of the IMF. The price increase will take place in two stages, and by the spring it will reach the market rate of 13-14 UAH per thousand cubic meters, informs Rus.Media.

This opinion was expressed by the expert of the Institute of energy strategies Yuri Korolchuk.

According to experts, high gas prices will lead to an increase in the number of grantees and, as a consequence, the additional load on the state budget.

“Two weeks before the formal start of the heating season the price of gas is not determined. Will increase it or not? Rather, the increase should take place, as there are obligations to the International monetary Fund,” he said.

“Most likely, we will see two step increase. In October-November, will increase somewhere up to 8,5-9 thousand UAH. April 2019 the second phase of increase to market levels 13-14 thousand UAH,” – said Korolchuk.

Note that today the gas price for the population in terms of the value added tax and fees, which include transportation, 6.9 thousand UAH per thousand cubic meters.

Tariff increase (first phase) was moved to October 18, 2018.

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