The utility company Kyivteploenergo has filed a lawsuit against the state-owned company Ukrgazvydobuvannya, demanding to conclude a direct purchase and sale agreement for domestic gas, the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration reports.
The utility company says that this will reduce the cost of heating and hot water supply during the heating season.
In May, Kyivteploenergo officially approached Ukrgazvydobuvannya JSC with a proposal to conclude direct deals for the sale and purchase of Ukrainian-produced gas for heat production to avoid an increase in tariffs in the 2021/2022heating season.
However, the gas production company sent a refusal, referring the utility to Naftogaz Trading as an intermediary for the purchase and sale of gas.
Kyivteploenergo warns that under current conditions, heat tariffs in Ukraine in the next heating season may increase by 15-65%, depending on the city. In particular, in Kyiv, the increase in the cost of heating may reach 38%.