Ukrainians should be free to install meters gas: what you need to know about it

Украинцам должны бесплатно устанавливать счетчики газа: что об этом нужно знать

In Ukraine, the population must be supplied with meters of natural gas by gas distribution companies, as the cost of such services is already incorporated in the tariff for payment of natural gas. This is stated in the message of the Supreme court of Ukraine in Facebook.

It is reported that on 7 November 2018 the Supreme court ruled on the claim of individuals to PJSC “Krivorozhgaz” on the recognition of the right to security and the establishment of individual consumers of gas meters in apartments at the expense of gas.

“Individuals went to court with a claim to JSC “Krivorozhgaz” on the recognition of the right to security and the establishment of individual consumers of gas meters in apartments of each of the plaintiffs as domestic consumers at the expense of PAO “Krivorozhgaz”. They also asked to recognize that the proposal PJSC “Krivorozhgaz” establishing common metering of natural gas, the deposition of the all-house metering of gas by the conclusion of the Treaty is contrary to the requirements of article 6 of the Law of Ukraine № 3533-VI”, — is spoken in the message of the court.

In its decision the court was guided, in particular, the norms of article 6 of the Law of Ukraine from June 16, 2011 № 3533-VI “On ensuring the commercial accounting of natural gas”. He found that “the obligation to establish the population of individual metering of natural gas to determine the gas consumption of each individual consumer is assigned to gas distribution organizations. Such consumers are not required to find sources of funding for these counters and their installation, since adequate funding is included in the tariff for payment for the consumed gas”.

Thus, “Krivorozhgaz” required to provide paid service, including to provide installation of counters of gas for the population living in apartments where gas is used for cooking only. The decision States that refusal to do so is contrary to the requirements of the legislation and violates the rights of consumers.

“Entity — distribution organization charged with the responsibility of establishing gas meters for households and only he should take steps to attract other sources of funding for these works and the laying such a duty on consumers illegal”, — is spoken in the message of the court.

We will remind, on November 1, the price of natural gas for the population increased by 23.5%. Ukraine had to go to such increase, to solve the problem of debts. Following the gas price hike for the population expected from may 1, 2019.

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