Government orders state gas supplier not to raise gas prices

Private gas suppliers see discrimination.

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The Economy Ministry is to order the state-run gas utility SPP not to increase prices for gas supplies for households , the government decided on December 18.

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“We have been saying in the long run that we wanted to maintain stable prices for utilities in Slovakia,” Economy Minister Peter Žiga said as quoted by the SITA newswire.

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“I consider it a very good decision,” said PM Peter Pellegrini, as quoted by SITA, and added that households should thus save about €10 million.

Discrimination?

The second biggest supplier of the gas in Slovakia, Innogy Slovakia, plans to take steps against the government.

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