Naftogaz: gas supplies may be cut off to nearly 300,000 households on Jan. 1
As of November 1, 2015, gas meters have not been installed in 280,000 households using gas for heating water.
Ukraine’s largest state energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine warned of possible termination from January 1, 2016, of gas supplies to 280,000 households across the country which had not been equipped with gas meters.
"According to the requirements of Ukrainian legislation, gas supplies for households using gas for heating water should only be carried out starting January 1, 2016, given the meter is installed", - stated in the NAC.
According to the company, as of November 1, only 75% of households of this category have registered gas meters.
"280,000 households that use gas for heating water still do not have meters," Naftogaz said.
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At the same time, Naftogaz stated that the decision to terminate gas supplies has also to be taken by the regional gas companies, as Naftogaz has no access to the end consumer.
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