The National Commission in charge of regulation in the energy and utilities has raised the minimum tariff for gas for residential consumers by 3.3 times - up to 3,600 hryvnia for 1,000 cubic meters effective April 1 observing the Memorandum with key creditor of the state - the International Monetary Fund. The decision was taken at a meeting of the commission on Tuesday, March 3, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
According to the Commission's decision, the minimum tariff for residential consumers is applied if the maximum fuel consumption is less than 200 cubic meters per month during the heating season (from Oct. 1 to Apr. 30). In the case of exceeding the determined minimum volume, the extra gas volume is paid at the tariff of 7,188 hryvnia per 1,000 cubic meters.
The price of natural gas will amount to 7,188 UAH per 1,000 cubic meters during the off-season from May 1 to Sept. 30, regardless of the consumed volume.
In addition, the NERC's decision determined the residential consumers' tariff for gas used for cooking at the level of 7,188 UAH per 1,000 cubic meters effective April 1, which is six times higher than the current one.
The gas tariffs for all categories of consumers will increase by an average of 280%, as it was agreed in the memorandum with the IMF, signed by the president, prime minister, heads of the Ministry of Finance and the National Bank late February.