The Government is committed to its promise of an unchanged gas price. Due to annual products, the price of gas for all people will not change until the end of the heating season. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during introductory speech at the Government meeting on October 28.
"This week, the Cabinet of Ministers also halved the tariff for those Ukrainians who do not have contract with a gas supplier. The price will also be UAH 7.96 per cubic meter. It will be in force from October 1 to November 30. Therefore, I urge people not to waste time and sign a contract with Naftogaz or another supplier in order to keep such a price for themselves during the heating season," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister also stressed that it is forbidden to cut off gas supply to heat supply companies, schools, hospitals and other social infrastructure objects until the end of the heating season.
"This will mean that the whole country will pass smoothly this heating season. Despite the global energy crisis, we have enough resources and strength to survive this winter. Now more than 70% of residential buildings are connected to heating. We expect that by the beginning of November this figure will make up 100%, "the Prime Minister said.
Denys Shmyhal added that all heat and power companies, as promised by the Government, had the opportunity to buy gas for heating from the state-owned Naftogaz at UAH 7.42 per cubic meter. According to the PM, this aenables local authorities not to raise tariffs for heating and hot water.