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Heat tariffs will rise due to record gas prices: who will compensate the difference

In the current heating season, heat tariffs will remain at the level of last year.

Heat tariffs in Kiev have already been recalculated taking into account current gas prices. The sums turned out to be impressive, but for the time being they decided not to frighten the people of Kiev. They expect that the government, as promised, will compensate for the difference between the real tariff and the one at which residents of the capital will have to pay, reports with reference to.

The authorities promised to find compensators to increase tariffs in the memorandum, which they signed with the Association of Ukrainian Cities. In addition, the government assures Ukrainians that in the current heating season, heat tariffs will remain at the level of last year.

If we proceed from simple arithmetic calculations, then they should grow. Heat tariffs have not increased since 2019. Since then, prices for everything related to heat production have increased. However, the authorities are urging public utilities not to raise prices for their product.

Kievteploenergo still operates at tariffs set back in 2019. During this period, the cost of natural gas has increased, the tariff for services for the distribution of natural gas has increased, the price of electricity has increased, the cost of heat production at thermal power plants has increased, and the like, ”the KSCA press release says.

The administration has already calculated what the economically justified tariffs for heat and hot water should be. Now they are waiting for the compensation promised by the authorities between the desired and the actual.