The increase in gas prices for cars is connected with the deficit on the Ukrainian market, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the expert in the energy sector Gennady Ryabtsev.
«There is no monopoly not colluding, the market is a real shortage of gas for cars. In late July, it amounted to almost a third of the total monthly consumption. As long as the deficit is not compensated, prices will remain at current levels. It is possible that inertia some sellers will raise the price of gas even higher. But not the fact that then the prices are not rolled back. This is so that traders are not interested in high prices scare away customers. Because of this, they are unable to maintain the momentum of sales, are accustomed to,» – said Ryabtsev.
According to him, Ukrainian traders are not able to make the necessary reserves of gas.
«Where did the deficit? The company used to get gas from the Eastern direction. As soon as the factories in Russia and Belarus stood on planned repair, was such a situation. The required reserves of the traders was not enough. That factories grind to a halt, was known in advance. But, unfortunately, our traders not enough working capital to make a serious gas reserves and to conclude with producers long-term contracts,» – said the source.
According to him, the discontent of the people’s Deputy from BPP Mustafa Nayem about the rising prices of the petrol is due to the fact that he was like the motorist does not want to pay more.
«The Ukrainian market is still weak, in order to ensure price stability. So let him Hire his own business and not helping the people at the gas riots. He is outraged only because switched to gas and doesn’t want to pay more. The MP just didn’t understand the situation and will post on his page in Facebook nonsense. Nayem perturbations due to the cost of autogas is the reaction of the offended motorist, but not the people’s Deputy», – summed up Ryabtsev.
Since mid-August in Ukraine began to rise in price of gas at the gas station. According to the portal OilNews, from the 18th to the 21st of August, the price of autogas in large networks of stations in Kiev has grown on the average on 1,5 UAH per liter – up to 14.99 UAH per liter. Publication «LigaBusinessInform» wrote that over a month at the Ukrainian gas stations the average price of gas increased by 37% and continue to grow.
On 28 August, the average price of car gas has increased in Ukraine to 15.98 UAH per liter.
Nayem on his page on Facebook suggested that the rise in prices of liquefied gas at gas stations is threatened by the beginning of the «gas revolt» in Ukraine.
The Minister of economic development and trade Stepan Kubiv has instructed relevant ministries and agencies to conduct an audit due to the cost of liquefied gas at filling stations of Ukraine.
Ryabtsev: Nayem Perturbations due to the cost of autogas is the reaction of the offended motorist, but not MP 29.08.2017