In Ukraine, the possibility of increasing tariffs for electricity and gas is being considered. As a result, electricity and gas costs per month may increase from UAH 1482 to UAH 2550. per month.
This is stated in the material GLOBAL HAPPENINGS. “In view of the rhetoric, in the spring they will increase not only electricity tariffs, but also gas. The benchmark for gas is UAH 12-14 per cubic meter, for electricity – UAH 2.5-3.5 per kWh,” an expert in the housing and communal services sector is sure Oleg Popenko. Economically justified tariffs for gas and electricity are indeed significantly higher than market prices, and the difference in prices is compensated from the state budget.
The interlocutor of GLOBAL HAPPENINGS in the Cabinet of Ministers says: specific mechanisms, at least at the level of the ministry, are not being seriously worked out. Like, there is an understanding that it is necessary to make a decision and raise tariffs, but there were no instructions to prepare such a decision.
If the tariffs were raised to about UAH 3 per kWh and UAH 13 per cubic meter of gas, the amounts in payments would be as follows:
when consuming 200 kWh of electricity per month:
- current tariff – 288 UAH
- market rate – 600 UAH
in case of consumption of 150 cubic meters of gas per month:
- current tariff – 1194 UAH
- market rate – 1950 UAH
At least until the end of the heating season, the discussion about raising tariffs will not be disturbed. Further, the situation will depend on a number of factors, in particular, on how quickly the war will end and what will be the situation in the economy. Ukrainians who will not be able to pay for a communal apartment after the increase in tariffs will be able to take advantage of subsidies.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS wrote earlier, Ukrainians pay for gas at different rates. Most use the services of Naftogaz, but there are also several commercial suppliers of blue fuel.
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