A cubic meter of natural gas will cost almost 30 lei. The National Agency for Energy Regulation (NAER) on Friday approved a gas rate of 27.103 lei/1,000 m3, plus the 8% VAT. SA “Moldovagaz” asked for a rate of 27,665 lei/1,000 m3 without VAT at the exit points of low pressure natural gas distribution pipelines as from October 1, IPN reports.
SA “Moldovagaz” invoked the continuous increase in the purchase price of gas since June.
In June, the natural gas rate for end users was raised to 17.24 lei/1,000 m3 without VAT (18.61 lei with VAT). At the beginning of August, NAER approved a new rise in the rate at the request of “Moldovagaz”. As a result, residential customers have paid a rate of 22.99 lei/1,000 m3 with VAT.
The new gas rate will start to be applied on October 1.