Price of heating rose by 2 to 3 percent on average, minister says

The price of heating for Slovak households has risen by only 2 to 3 percent on average, according to Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek.

The price of heating for Slovak households has risen by only 2 to 3 percent on average, according to Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek.

"The media have distorted the information. The prices, which the regulatory office is gradually approving for the heating plants now, imply that the heat price for households grew by 2 percent to 3 percent in the second half of this year," said Jahnátek. Some heating plants did not raise their heat price at all, though the Regulatory Office for Network Industries (URSO) allowed prices charged by some heating plants to rise by as much as 20 percent.

"Some boiler facilities are old, ineffective, so there the hike can represent even 20 percent," added Jahnátek. The minister expects the heat price for next year to be what he called ‘fairer’. "After signing a contract between the Slovak gas utility Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel (SPP) and the Russian company Gazprom Export on gas supplies, and after taking into consideration the general economic interest, the heat price for households will be fairer, and might even reach its previous levels," said Jahnátek.

It will also be possible, if it is judged to be in the general economic interest, for the regulatory office to regulate gas price delivered to heating plants, from which heat for households will be produced. According to the Slovak Association of Heat Producers (SZVT), heat prices for households should have gone up in the second half of this year by approximately 20 percent. The reason for the proposed price growth is the ongoing growth in the price of energy inputs. Heat prices last went up by 3 to 3.5 percent in March this year. A total of 450 heat producers operate in Slovakia. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

PM Eduard Heger

Non-vaccinated will not pay for tests for work, school or shops

Hundreds of people protested against the amendment that the parliament passed on Sunday morning.


24. júl
Lawfirms provided legal advice pro bono related to the negative impact of the anti-pandemic measures on retail.

BUSINESS FOCUS: Demand for free legal advice increased in pandemic, pro bono specialists say

The use of AI in law firms, the CSR activities of law firms, an interview with Special Prosecutor Daniel Lipšic and gender equality in law firms are among the highlights of the latest Business Focus.


23. júl
Dancers perform in the streets of Trenčín, spotlighting the architecture of the city.

Slovakia will open a new institute, this time in Jerusalem

Culture, sports and travel stories rounded up in one place.


23. júl
The Office of the Public Defender of Rights flies the rainbow flag to mark the Bratislava Pride in 2021.

The pandemic has made it clear that we must stand together

International friends and partners of Slovakia celebrate Bratislava Pride.


24. júl