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  • At the first auctions, social enterprises bought gas at an average price of UAH 11,600 per 1,000 cubic meters
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 17 January 2022 19:30

    On January 17, the first auctions for the sale of domestically produced gas for enterprises manufacturing socially important food products took place. During the auction, 1,346,000 cubic meters of natural gas were sold.

    The sellers of natural gas were six gas production companies - PJSC Natural Resources (50,000 cubic meters), LLC SHS Ukraine (15,000 cubic meters), LLC Esco-Pivnich (289,900 cubic meters) , LLC Kosul (60,000 cubic meters), PJSC Naftogazvydobuvannya (860,000 cubic meters) and PJSC Ukrgazvydobutok (1,000 cubic meters).

    In total, the companies presented 137 lots, with starting prices from UAH 6,154 to 17,770 per thousand cubic meters. The weighted average price formed as a result of the auction is UAH 11,600 per 1,000 cubic meters. The term of natural gas supply is until 31.01.2022, on condition of 100% prepayment.

    "At special auctions, domestic producers of social products have the opportunity to buy natural gas at a price that is significantly lower than other market offers. As a result, it will stabilize the work of these enterprises in difficult times and will allow to keep the prices down for the most important consumer products," said First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko.

    It should be noted that on December 30, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution № 1433 "On approval of the list of types of products traded exclusively on organized commodity markets". The document obliges gas production companies to sell at the market 20% of gas produced in Ukraine during the quarantine period, but no longer than May 1, 2022. The Resolution also limits the markup on Ukrainian gas to 24%.

    Producers of foodstuffs of significant social significance are admitted to special auctions of natural gas. The list of such companies is approved by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy. So far, the first 100 producers of various forms of ownership have been admitted to the auction. The majority of those are bread producers.