Ukraine's Government not to cancel subsidies for gas consumers without counters

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers removed this draft decree
17:52, 22 August 2018

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The representatives of Ukraine’s Government stated that they did not cancel subsidies for the consumers without gas counters. They have withdrawn this issue from consideration at the session on August 22, as RBK-Ukraine reports.

The Cabinet of Ministers removed the draft decree on amendments to the statement as of August 6, 2014.

The document proposed cancellation of the benefits and subsidies for gas consumers, who did not set counters since October 1.

It should be mentioned that according to the list, which Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, read at the session, this document was included into those accepted.

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Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine’s Government amended its order as of August 6, 2014 on the set of state social standards in housing-and-municipal service which canceled subsidies for the consumers without gas counters.

Earlier, an act on amendments to Ukraine’s law on the provision of natural gas commercial accounting about the setting of natural gas counters came into force in January 2018. 

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According to the act, the natural gas counters should be set not till the beginning of 2018, but till January 21, 2021. The means from the local budgets will not be used for that. If a consumer set the counter himself, the costs will be compensated by means of the tariff for gas distribution. The operators of the gas distribution network will not be able to stop gas supply if its co-owners refused from the counter for the whole building.

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