Gas Supply Company Naftogaz of Ukraine, which acts as a supplier of the last resort (SoLR) in the gas market, in October-November 2021 will supply natural gas to residential consumers at a price not exceeding UAH 7.96/ cu. m, budgetary institutions – up to UAH 16.8/cu. m (including VAT and excluding delivery), Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted Resolution No.1102 of October 25, 2021, by which it obliged the company to equalize the SoLR prices with the current prices of the NJSC for gas for the population and state employees.
Earlier, Gas Supply Company Naftogaz announced that the price of gas for the clients of the SoLR in October will amount to UAH 16.56 per cubic meter (including VAT and excluding delivery), which is 38% higher than the September price (UAH 12/cubic meter).
The Cabinet of Ministers also changed the formula according to which the SoLR supplies natural gas. The formula previously prescribed in Resolution No.809 is limited to the period until September 30, 2021, and the new one is valid from October 1 of this year.
The Government of Ukraine also included into the "quarantine" resolution a requirement for the of the GTS Operator of Ukraine, with the participation of operators of gas distribution systems (GDS), to automatically include the volumes of natural gas consumed by public sector employees in the SoLR portfolio (including public utilities and state medical institutions), which were not supplied since October 1, 2021. no suppliers.
GDS operators were instructed to enter data on all protected consumers into the GTSOU information platform: the population, state employees, utilities and state medical institutions, as well as heat producers for the above consumers.
As a reminder, in July 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved Gas Supply Company Naftogaz of Ukraine LLC as the supplier of the “last resort” across the natural gas market for the population for three years.
The SoLR is obliged to supply gas to the consumer within 60 days.