Q1 2019 Natural Gas Price up 3.51%
ESD 13:57:31 28-12-2018
112 ECONOMY - EWRC - NATURAL GAS - PRICE - DECISION
Q1 2019 Natural
Sofia, December 28 (BTA) - At a meeting held behind closed doors on Friday, the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) approved a 3.51 per cent hike of the price of natural gas for the first quarter of 2019. The raise will not reflect on heating and hot water prices.
The increase was requested by Bulgargaz and applies to the price at which the public supplier sells natural gas to end-suppliers and clients connected to the gas distribution network.
The price of natural gas in the first quarter of the new year will be 44.80 leva/MWh (excise duty and VAT excluded).
This does not include the price for access and transmission through the gas distribution network, and clients should pay them to end-suppliers.
The regulator specifies that the actual increase for household and business clients using natural gas will be under 2 per cent because the prices of access, transmission, distribution and supply have not been changed.
The prices of electric power for household and non-household users on the regulated market also remain unchanged, EWRC specified.
Also on Friday, the regulator is expected to approve new prices of water. An increase of up to 10 per cent is expected in most of the country. LN/BR