Sky-high gas bills: the Cabinet figured out how to solve the problem

Заоблачные газовые платежки: в Кабмине придумали, как решить проблему  

People’s deputies have to deal with the adoption of act No. 2260 to change the order of the establishment of the counters and solve the problem with localename population for the consumption of gas.

This was reported by Minister of social policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva during the hour of questions to the government, the correspondent of RBC-Ukraine.

According to the Minister, the problem with the additional tax assessments arose because of the adoption of this law, which gave scope for manipulation.

“Why is there this problem with additional charges (for gas – ed.). In this room (the Verkhovna Rada – ed.) was adopted bill No. 2260, which allowed regional gas campaign to postpone the date of establishment of the counters 1 January 2018 1 January 2021. Thus, copied them and given to manipulate the figures for a further three years. Understand, please, who made this bill, and why people robbed,” – said Reva.

According to him, people of accrued interest and penalties as a result of illegal additional charges.

“Illegal additional charges them for gas, which they consume without meters… Look at the debt structure that we have today in front of “Naftogaz”. Half of this debt is interest and penalties, which “Naftogaz” counted our people,” the Minister said.

In turn, Vice Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko added that people should pay for gas in accordance with the meter data.

“That was not provided in the legal norm, the meter installation is still possible to charge ratios of write-off on regional gas companies. You need to move to commercial accounting. In order to provide services for the counter to count, and then everything will fall into place. But each time postponed the date of establishment of the counters, thus given the opportunity to increase the additional charge on every household,” – said Zubko.

We will remind, in January, the head of Board NAK “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Andrey Kobelev commented on the situation with the new payment system for gas. So, in December, the people of Kiev received almost gas bills for the amounts doubled compared with November. “If we talk about the payment for the gas, there was the usual situation with the “game giveaway” between gas companies and the Ministry of energy. The court’s decision was reversed reducing standards and automatically entered into force the old rules”, – said the head of “Naftogaz”.