Photo from UNIAN Ukraine&#39;s National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) on December 10, 2018, raised heating tariffs for households by 16.6% on the average from January 1, 2019, due to a rise in the price of natural gas for households. Read alsoUkrainian gas stocks shrink by over 16% to almost 14.4 bcm since Nov 7 "The rise in the price of natural gas by 22.8%, taking into account tariffs for its transportation and distribution, led to an increase in tariffs for thermal energy for households by 16.6%, while the weighted average tariff amounted to UAH 1,253.5 (US$46) per Gcal," head of the NEURC&#39;s heating department Svitlana Chernykh said. The gas price accounts for 86.6% of the heat tariff, she said. The increased tariffs will be applied by 18 district-level central heating providers. Another six district-level central heating providers were allowed to increase their rates by 10-21% on the average as of January 1, 2019, due to gas price hikes. As UNIAN reported earlier, on October 19, 2018, Ukraine&#39;s Cabinet of Ministers raised the price of gas by 23.5% for households as of November 1, to UAH 8,550 ($311) per 1,000 cubic meters.