Setting the single price of gas for households at UAH 6,879 and for heating supply companies at UAH 6,810 per 1,000 cubic meters would add some UAH 7 billion of revenue of the national budget, Naftogaz Ukrainy Head Andriy Kobolev has said on Channel 5 TV.
“People who earlier did not get subsidies will come to take them. In general, this decision for the country is UAH 7 billion more for the national budget from those segments that are able to pay,” he said.
Kobolev said that entire subsidies and financial assistance to Naftogaz Ukrainy from the national budget in 2014 when the holding sold gas to households and heating supply companies not at the market prices, totaled over UAH 120 billion. The holding in 2016 would not receive subsidies from the national budget, and near UAH 35 billion will be earmarked to pay subsidies to vulnerable people. (interfax.com.ua)