June natgas prices in Vinnytsia increased by 5% caused by new wholesale pricing by Naftogaz
In June, domestic consumers of natgas in Vinnitsa Region will be charged UAH 8,758.52 per thousand cubic meters of the blue fuel, or almost 5% higher the May price, as reported by Vinnitsagazsales LLC.
The rise in price was caused by an increase in the wholesale price of natgas from Naftogaz Ukraine. The new approach in pricing policy in the gas market was jointly introduced on May 1, 2019, by the Cabinet of Ministers, NKREKP, and Naftogaz.
Each month the price of natgas will vary depending on the fluctuations in prices of wholesalers and natgas transmission tariffs.
Every month Naftogaz sends additional agreements to Vinnitsagazsales regarding changes in natgas price for hoгseholds . That aside, the NKREKP, instead of the general tariff for the transportation of natural gas by Ukrgtransgaz, has introduced a new tariff for the cost of nominations, that, in fact, is a concealment of a subscription fee.
Due to the change in these tariffs, starting May 1, 2019, each region of Ukraine will be assigned different gas price for households.
"At the same time, the price for household gas there again contain unchanged gas distribution charges accompanied by service fees of Vinnitsagazsales as a supplier. I remind you that Vinnitsagaz, as the regional gas distibution operator, receives 9.39% from the cost of a cubic meter of natgas, which is 82 kopecks. The Vinnitsyagazsales charges only 2.16%, that is, almost 19 kopeks per cubic meter of natgas supplied", - says Vasily Sopilnik, Director of Vinnytsiagazsales LLC .
Clients of the company receive information in their bills about all of the components of gas prices. According to the Association of Gas Market of Ukraine in May, the cheapest is gas for the residents of the nation’s capital, and the most expensive - for residents of Mykolaiv Region.
In June, the highest natgas price for households will be in Rivne region, while City of Kharkiv Region will have and the lowest household gas tariffs. Compared to other regions, the price of gas for households of the City of Vinnytsia and the Vinnytsia Region is higher than the nationwide average gas tariffs.