Local authorities should take advantage of the offer of the National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and ensure the conclusion of contracts by communal heating providers for the purchase of gas at a fixed annual price. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stressed at a session of the Government on August 4.
"Local leaders are now actually determining what sums people get for hot water and heating in their utility bills. Therefore, I urge the utility companies under the supervision of local authorities to switch to a three-year contract with NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, which provides for a price of UAH 7.42 per cubic meter (including VAT). This price will be valid all year round, regardless of fluctuations in the gas markets," the PM emphasized.
The Prime Minister highlighted that gas prices in Europe and the world are at record highs in 10 years.
"Proper management of district heating companies by local leaders is a matter not only of energy security but also of social support for citizens who will receive lower utility bills," Denys Shmyhal concluded.