The Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman will direct NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and the Ministry of Finance to start a work dispute with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) related to the cancellation of imposing special obligations on gas sales to population and district heating companies, incumbent on NJSC.
“Yesterday Naftogaz announced that it buys cheap gas for imports. I fully support it. We have a border price of 8.55 (UAH per 1 cubic meter – ed.). Therefore, today I will direct Naftogaz, together with the Ministry of Finance, to start a work dispute with the IMF in order to prevent any increase in gas prices, relying on the proposal of Naftogaz”, the Prime Minister said.
It was reported earlier that Andriy Kobolyev announced a possible reduction in the price of imported gas in April 2019 below the level established for the population, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Head of Naftogaz offered the Cabinet of Ministers to consider the possibility of full liberalization of natural gas supplies for all categories of consumers. Liberization provides for the abolition of imposing special obligation and the elimination of the existing restrictions for changing the supplier of natural gas, which private gas sales companies use now.