Korolev was surprised at the lack of reduction of gas consumption with such a warm winter

Коболев удивился отсутствию снижения уровня потребления газа при такой теплой зиме

The head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev can’t explain a strange phenomenon: when the abnormally warm winter the gas consumption did not decrease, accordingly, the accounts have not changed. Although, logically, everything should be Vice versa.

About this informed the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev on air of TV channel “Ukraine 24”, transfers Today.

“For me, as a consumer, I wonder why gas consumption is not reduced, and accounts in this warm winter does not change,” – said Kobolyev.

So, in a year the cost of utilities as a whole declined by 2.8%, and the cost of gas fell by 21% (compared to the beginning of 2019 ed.). However, the cost of water supply increased by 11.1%, and the cost of hot water and heat increased by 0.5%. It is known that the structure of the heat tariff 83% of the cost of gas.

It is not surprising that Prime Minister Alexei Goncharuk, that utility payments in Ukraine reduced, the Ukrainians criticized, citing the example of a private receipt. In January 2020, many had to pay much more than in December 2019.

“Naftogaz” has no relation to the regulation of the rate of heat and water. Mainly the rate of heat exposed to the consumer from the calculation of how much he should consume, and not consumed in fact. Because the counters in most cases, no. The invoce to the consumer, this tariff multiplied by the volume of gas consumption,” – said KOBOLEV.

He noted that in Ukraine for a long time kept very warm for winter weather. It is important to understand why the consumption of gas, which show Teplokommunenergo not decreased, but had a serious change in the direction of reduction.

“Naftogaz” has already talked about this a few years ago. During the last meeting with the government repeated that it is necessary to take certain steps in the field of energy efficiency. Again, the heat tariff has no direct relationship to the price of gas, but there is no other way to reduce these rates, but to enter the service of efficiency. Without this, the amount that will exhibit the company’s generating heat, it is hard to verify, difficult to justify, impossible to check and confirm. It should be controlled through the installation of meters”, – said Kobolyev.