Such a decrease in the cost of gas is explained by the worsening economic situation in Ukraine due to the spread of coronavirus.
"The operator of the Ukrainian gas transportation system held a tender for the purchase of gas for the period March-December 2020, and the bidding showed that there is significant competition in Ukraine, which leads to a decrease in wholesale prices for the purchase and sale of gas," - the statement said.
In April 2020, Naftogaz plans to calculate the gas price for protected consumers by the principle of choosing the lowest value from two alternatives: the indicative price in accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers and the weighted average price of the winners based on the results of the bidding for gas supplies to the Ukrainian GTS Operator.
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