In Tbilisi, price of gas increased for legal entities – from March 1, 2015 1 000 cubic meters of gas will cost GEL 900 instead of GEL 750.
The abovementioned has been confirmed by the Deputy Minister of Energy Mariam Valishvili.
“Naturally, this price rise was initially delayed but the problem has already been created and accumulation of debts could lead to delivery problems. This sector is deregulated and all costs associated with them should be reflected in the price.
This does not apply to the population as we continue subsidizing to neutralize this effect”, – says Valishvili.
On the question of whether there is the threat of tariff increase for the populationin a case of GEL depreciation, Valishvili stresses that the rising cost of natural gaswill not affect individuals.
“Population consumes less gas and the government decided to continue subsidizing this segment,- Mariam Valishvili says.
How will a tariff increase be reflected in the Georgian production representatives of which have been asking the government to reduce prices for energy carriers for a long time? “Commersant” continues to work on the topic and will offer positions of the Georgian manufacturers in the near future.