Today, 12 October, “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and CE “Kievteploenergo” signed an agreement on gas supply. The document is based on the settlement agreement, approved Wednesday by the Economic court of Kyiv, the press service of “Naftogaz”.
Simultaneously with the signing of the contract “Naftogaz” gave “Kievteploenergo” category for the second decade of October. It means that now “Kievteploenergo” has the ability to resume hot water in Kiev and timely start of the heating season.
“Like other Kievans, we hope that the hot water in the capital will be restored as quickly as possible. The contract with “Kievteploenergo” concluded on the terms which are directly defined by law. We offered this company in the spring. We hope that if in other cities, someone is going to change the Manager of heat supply company, all necessary actions will be taken in advance so as not to bring inconvenience to consumers. All disputes between economic entities it is necessary to solve the time and only in the legal field,” — said the first Deputy Chairman of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Sergey Fracture.
It is clarified that the gas supply agreement is concluded on terms stipulated by the resolution of Cabinet of Ministers No. 187 of 22.03.2017 “On imposing special obligations on the subjects of natural gas market to ensure public interests in the process of natural gas market functioning” (PSO).
This means that “Kievteploenergo” will receive gas on preferential termsdetermined by the government for heat generators that provide heat to the population and other protected consumers.
According to the settlement agreement, “Kievteploenergo” becomes the successor to all contracts of “Kyivenergo” and “Naftogaz” and, accordingly, debt in the amount of 2.4 billion UAH.
The parties agreed that the issue of penalties, in respect of which has not yet completed trials, are not subject to regulatory settlement agreement and will be addressed separately in court.
We will remind, in April of 2018, ended a nearly 17-year agreement with PJSC “Kyivenergo”. The result is a function of supply hot water and heat was transferred to the municipal enterprise “Kievteploenergo”, which was specially created for this work. It was reported that “Kievteploenergo” take away “Kyivenergo” all the staff and all debts and receivables, and accounts payable.
It is the debt for gas, formed during the period of the agreement with Kyivenergo, caused lack of gas in CHP plants and boiler houses.
As a result of negotiations at the level of the government of Ukraine and consideration of the issue in the court of Kiev managed to achieve more acceptable conditions for the solution of the debt for gas: the question of fines and penalties shall be determined separately, and the subject of negotiations is only the debt that has sources to compensate.
Earlier, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko has promised that in Kiev in time to turn on the heating, as the company signed a settlement agreement.
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