The profitability of gas sales to the population after the tariff increase in Naftogaz estimated at 4.5%.
Despite the increase, the price of gas in Ukraine is significantly below the European market. On Monday, October 22, said the head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev.
“In parallel with the processes in Ukraine, there are processes that happen in the gas market in Europe, which are actually the standard market price. This market has recently experienced a substantial price increase. The increase that just happened… price in Ukraine for the population, however, significantly below the European market price of gas, which must be in Ukraine”, – he said.
KOBOLEV added that Naftogaz welcomes the government decision on raising gas prices in Ukraine, because it is important to continue cooperation with the IMF, the external debt service.
The head of Naftogaz added that so far haven’t seen the final version of the decree of the government about the increasing gas prices.
According to RBC-Ukraine, according to KOBOLEV, the profitability of gas sales to the population after the tariff increase is about 4.5%.
He noted that now “Naftogaz” expects the deficit from operating activities. “Figure operating deficit, which we expect next year on how the IMF at 45 billion UAH”, – he said.
KOBOLEV also said that in case of cancellation of special obligations for the sale of gas to the population, Naftogaz will be in surplus.
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