Gas tariffs to increase in Uzbekistan from Apr. 1
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 17
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Uzbek finance ministry approved new gas tariffs for population and enterprises from Apr. 1, 2016, Uztransgas state joint-stock company said March 17.
The cost of a cubic meter of gas will increase by 8.2 percent from April 1, 2016.
The cost of a cubic meter of gas will hit 226 soum according to the gas meter index (compared to 208.92 soums currently), while 390.83 soums (361.3 soums currently) if there is no gas meter.
The official exchange rate is 2610,89 soums/$1 as of March 17.
Earlier gas tariffs increased by 7.3 percent in Uzbekistan in October 2015.
Cold water tariffs will increase on average by 5.7 percent, central heating and hot water tariffs by nine percent, electricity tariffs by 8.9 percent from April 1.