The Council of Ministers of the Economic Portfolio has recommended that the government increase gas prices for households by 80%. The council has also recommends a mechanism for further price modifications in the future.
If approved, the price increase should take effect on June 1, Economy Minister Ľudovít Černák told a news conference.
Five tariff brackets will be introduced instead of the current three, which differentiate whether a household uses gas for cooking, water heating, or heating. The SPP (gas distributor) will invest the money from the price increase into the accelerated introduction of gas in poorer municipalities.
19. Apr 1999 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA