The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed concern about the fixed gas tariff. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced this, UA Energy reports.
“We are continuing our conversation with the IMF. They are worried, worried that the state tariff regulation will not return,” he said.
Shmyhal explained the difference between tariff regulation and the Cabinet of Ministers' decision, limiting the upper price limit. According to him, the state has limited the upper limit within the market price.
“No, we will work in the gas market in the electricity market. In this case, these measures are specialized to protect Ukrainians from stock exchange fluctuations,” Shmyhal said.
The government continues negotiations with the IMF on this matter.
On January 14, Shmyhal held talks with representatives of the International Monetary Fund. He explained that this is not about abandoning the market, but about finding a compromise in a situation where some market players continue to abuse their position. This, he said, will protect people today and help the gas market develop in the future.
Recall that the government proposes to fix the gas price for consumers for a year.
Earlier it was reported that on January 13, Denys Shmyhal said at a government meeting that the Cabinet of Ministers would introduce state regulation of gas prices.