To prepare public opinion for gas hikes,
To prepare public opinion for gas hikes, Naftogaz publicized Thursday a study indicating that household that get subsidies use twice as much gas as households that pay the full bill. In Kirovohrad Region in the winter of 2016-2017, recipients of subsidies living in private houses consumed 2.1 times more gas than those who did not receive subsidies. For apartment dwellers, subsidy recipients used 1.6 times more than non-recipients, Alexei Khabatyuk, a Naftogaz deputy director writes on Facebook. According to Tsentr Gaz, the regional supplier, 73% of gas was consumed by subsidized households.