The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine checks the market for liquefied natural gas to the coherence of its members

The AMCU collects evidence

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The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) collects evidence, and analyzes them in the framework of inspections possible anticompetitive concerted actions on the market of liquefied gas. This was stated by the state Commissioner of the AMCU Valery polyukhovich during a report on the International Conference LPG Ukraine 2017, reported on the Agency’s website.

“Including by conducting unscheduled inspections of market participants”, – he said.

According to polyukhovich, “today, the liquefied natural gas market is functioning in difficult conditions.”

“Dependence on imports, lack of infrastructure, the “shadow” implementation and growth in the number of illegal gas modules, of course, affect the price situation on the market. At the same time, given the stable growth in consumer demand for liquefied petroleum gas, does not exclude the influence of subjective factors on pricing, in particular, due to the possible coordination of competitive behavior between market participants”, – he said.

Since mid-August at filling stations in Ukraine has become more expensive liquefied gas. Prices increased on average by 5 UAH per liter, but after some time declined.

The fuel market expert Sergiy Kuyun said that the liquefied gas market in Ukraine is experiencing “growing pains” and the price at the pump has increased due to its dependence on Russia and the huge number of illegal traders.

29 Aug Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called the situation on the gas market “sabotage against Ukraine.”

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he had instructed the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the GPU to check gas suppliers.

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