16 Apr 2024 18:17

Ukraine adds electricity cos to list of gas recipients under special obligations

MOSCOW. April 16 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has extended until August 31, 2024 the statute on special gas market obligations which expired on April 15, Ukrainian media reported, quoting a government resolution of April 12, 2024 that amends a resolution of March 6, 2022 and was posted on the government website.

The special obligations have been in effect in Ukraine since March 1, 2022 to ensure uninterrupted gas supplies, as well as the safety and reliability of the gas market and the country's energy system.

The government has also expanded the list of recipients of gas from the resources of Naftogaz of Ukraine. Now it includes electricity producers besides heat and utilities providers, household consumers and gas distribution system operators.

In addition, until August 31, 2024, the obligation of Ukrgazvydobuvannya and Chernomornaftogaz to sell their own gas to Naftogaz at a price of UAH 7,240 per thousand cubic meters (including VAT) has been extended until August 31, 2024 to create a resource for the four above categories of consumers.

The deadline for the sale of gas by LLC Gas Supply Company Naftogaz Trading to suppliers for households has also been extended until August 31, 2024, within the framework of the special obligations assigned to it.