Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
A single retail price for liquefied gas for the population has been introduced in Uzbekistan in accordance with a government decree signed in late December 2017.
The need to introduce a single price is explained by systemic problems in providing the population with liquefied gas, as well as serious thefts and abuses in this sphere.
Under the decree, the transition to a single retail price will take place in two stages. First, from April 1, 2018 for each of the regions of the country will be set its own price for 1 kilogram of liquefied gas.
In the second stage, starting from Aug.t 1, 2018, a single price of 800 soums per 1 kilogram of liquefied gas will be established throughout the country. In the future, it will change in accordance with the change in prices for natural gas sold to the population.
Today, Uzbekistan is implementing a special program to develop the infrastructure for providing the population with liquefied gas. In 2017, 40 service centers were built for the storage and sale of domestic gas cylinders, 40 special vehicles were purchased for their transportation, five gas filling stations were commissioned.
The rate for Jan. 5, 2017 is 8136.67 UZS / USD.