Gas prices in Ukraine will decrease. About this at the government meeting on 28 February Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman, reports UNN.
«In a few years we will reach the full maintenance of its own gas and start the system decrease in gas prices. We have increased gas extraction last year and will do so in the future: in 2018, 2019 and 2020,» he said.
In July 2017 the Naftogaz of Ukraine has proposed to increase the rate of almost 19%. Groisman said that the price of gas for the population, on the contrary, will be reduced. In the end, the tariff is not changed.
Reuters reported 6 October 2017, Ukraine will offer the IMF a new formula for calculating gas prices for the population, according to which the price will remain unchanged until July 2018.
18 December 2017, the IMF said that the Ukrainian authorities should adjust the price of natural gas on the domestic market to the level of import prices. 25 January 2018, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Bloomberg said that government is ready to regulate gas prices, but did not specify details.
February 1, the IMF resident representative in Ukraine Jost confirmed Lungman requirements on settlement prices for gas in Ukraine. February 2, Groisman said that in the current heating season the gas price for population in Ukraine will not raise. He noted that negotiations with the IMF concerning the settlement of the gas prices.
Groisman announced a «systemic decline» in gas prices 28.02.2018