“Gazprom Armenia” CJSC intends to apply to the Public Services Regulatory Commission to review the gas tariff.
Official announcements on Azdarar.am website on January 12 has been published The announcement of “Gazprom Armenia” CJSC about the intention to apply to the PSRC. The company proposes to increase the gas tariff from April 1, 2022.
“From April 1, 2022, the actual price of natural gas supplied to Armenia is set at equal to 165 dollars per 1,000 cubic meters in the conditions of 7900 kcal / cubic meter of low heat և 177.53 dollars per 1,000 cubic meters of 8500 kcal / cubic meter of low calorific value “- it is mentioned in the announcement of” Gazprom Armenia “CJSC.
At the same time, “Gazprom Armenia” suggests that if the actual monthly average weight of the lower natural gas heating is high or low 8,500 kcal / cubic meter, the price will change in proportion to that change.
CivilNet wrote about the possible increase of the gas tariff in December 2021. The PSRC issued a statement on December 20 stating that the price of Russian gas supplied to Armenia in the next ten years will remain at $ 165 per 1,000 cubic meters. Previously, only the volume was taken into account in the calculation of the gas price for Armenia – not the actual caloric content, now, in fact, depending on the calorific value, the gas tariff can be changed.
According to the data of January-November 2021, the actual caloric content of gas at the border averaged 8,450 kcal. And as it is mentioned in the statement of “Gazprom Armenia”, if the caloric content remains the same, the tariff will make about 177 dollars.