“We have accumulated enough gas reserves in the storages. It means that nothing threatens the heating season,” the Prime Minister said.
In addition, Groysman excludes further gas prices hike for the population in 2018/2019 season.
“Gas prices will not be increased neither this year nor in the next one,” he said.
Within the period from April 8 to October 22, Ukraine’s gas reserves increased in 2,5 times.
Reportedly, Groysman stated that gas prices increased less than the IMF demanded primarily.
As it was reported earlier, Volodymyr Groysman claimed that the heating season in Ukraine officially starts on October 15, but the local authorities can decide on the beginning of heating supply to the houses taking into account the actual weather condition.
Earlier, in 2017 the capital’s authority decided to terminate cooperation with Kyivenergo, which was transferred to a new enterprise Kyivteploenergo. In April, the representatives of Kyivenergo stated that all the staff will switch over to Kyivteploenergo.
It was expected that the municipal enterprise will cover the receivables and payables of the company. However, on July 19 Kyiv Commercial Court refused to change Kyivenergo to Kyivteploenergo as a respondent concerning Kyivenergo’s debts.
In its turn, Naftogaz stopped gas supply in Kyiv due to Kyivenergo’s debts, which make almost $178,5 million. Due to these debts, Naftogaz refuses to sign the contract with Kyivteploenergo on gas supply with the result that hot water supply in Kyiv was switched off.