The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine jointly with MPs engages in elaboration of a bill aimed to introduce payment for the use of gas distribution networks without an increase in gas prices for ultimate consumers. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during A Question Time for the Government at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
He reminded that the Government had been a staunch opponent of introduction of an additional fee for gas delivery, which would increase the final cost of fuel.
"We expressed this stance on the instant, and the situation was resolved at one time”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “As for the network, one of the solutions is to amend the law in what to prohibit the free use of gas distribution networks. The working group (consisting of government officials and parliamentarians) is now working to shape the law. And here we will need the support of Parliament to adopt the law ... This (use of networks) should be carried out on a paid basis, and it is vital to invest in the network to make it safe to use, nevertheless these steps shouldn’t result in an increase in payments for gas consumption."