February 21, 2022
Changing gas supplier: step-by-step instructions
The opening of the natural gas market in August 2020 allowed dozens of new gas suppliers to offer their services to Ukrainians. The number of gas suppliers for the population nearly doubled over the year of the market's operation - from 37 to 70.
February 9, 2022
Separate fee for maintenance in addition to other fees for gas: who pays and why?
One of the main tasks of natural gas market reform is to demonopolize service provision as much as possible in order to give customers access to a greater number of service providers, increase competition, and improve the quality of services.
January 31, 2022
Who does what: duties of the distribution operator and gas supplier
A few years ago, Ukrainians received two gas bills for the first time and learned about the next stage of gas market reform - the separation of gas distribution operators from suppliers. What has changed, apart from the number of bills, and who is responsible for them?
January 25, 2022
Why an open gas market is more beneficial to consumers than a regulated one
In 2015, the law “On the natural gas market” came into force in Ukraine. This law aimed to implement the main European rules of gas supply on the Ukrainian market. Such rules include market-based gas pricing and free supplier choice.
Ukraine had a long history of state regulation of energy prices for household consumers, including natural gas. The price of gas for the population did not change from 2010 to 2014, and was five times lower than the gas price for industry and 1.4 times lower than gas for district heating. Why did Ukraine abandon such state regulation?
December 30, 2021
Where does gas come from and how does it get into my apartment?
For natural gas to burn reliably under the consumer's kettle from the first movement of a match, it requires the daily work of thousands of people who search for, extract, import, transport, and deliver gas.
What is the path of gas to the kitchens or boilers of Ukrainians?