MOSCOW, Sep 23 — PRIME. Tariffs for gas in Russia for industry and the population will increase from December 1 by 8.5%, for electricity – by 9%, the next indexation is scheduled for July 2024. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of the country.
“For gas, the indexation rates for the population and other consumers will be the same. In December 2022, it will be 8.5%. For the transmission of electricity, indexation of tariffs on December 1, 2022 is also provided for both the population and industry by 9%,” the ministry noted.
According to representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the next indexation of gas and electricity tariffs will take place in July 2024.
As the Ministry of Economic Development explained, the government decided to postpone the indexation of tariffs for gas, electricity transmission, water and heat supply from July 1, 2023 to December 1, 2022. This is due to the need to ensure the uninterrupted operation and development of the housing and communal services infrastructure throughout the country, to maintain the quality of housing and communal services for the population.
“The indexation of gas and electricity tariffs for citizens is lower than inflation, and it is determined by the government. It should be noted that certain categories of consumers are provided with benefits for paying for energy resources,” the Russian Ministry of Energy commented.