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Govt approves model contract for gas supply by Naftogaz Trading for state enterprises, churches

KYIV. Oct 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the decision of the board of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy to agree on the terms of an additional agreement to the model contract for the supply of natural gas by its subsidiary Naftogaz Trading LLC for heat production for 2021-2024.

The corresponding decision is enshrined in the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1234-r dated October 11, 2021, the text of which was made public on the government portal.

In particular, the terms of additional agreements to contracts for natural gas supply for the production of heat energy for 2021-2024 were agreed; contracts for the supply of natural gas to budgetary institutions and organizations; contracts for the supply of natural gas to religious organizations.

The Naftogaz Board was instructed to conclude the corresponding additional agreements and contracts.

As reported, during a meeting of the Presidium of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities under the President of Ukraine on September 30, 2021, the central and local authorities, together with NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy, signed a memorandum on resolving problematic issues in the field of heat and hot water supplies in the coming heating season.

Local authorities were able to buy gas for heating budgetary institutions in the coming heating season at a price of UAH 13.7 per cubic meter (excluding VAT and transport).

On October 8, the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Haluschenko urged budgetary organizations not to conclude contracts for the purchase of gas for heating at inflated prices, assuring them that they would be provided with the gas price in accordance with the memorandum.

As of October 11, the NJSC noted that a model contract is still being formed.