Last week, the Government decided to keep natural gas prices for households at the same level, while the difference between the purchase price and sale price should be borne by state-owned HEP, gas transmission operator Plinacro and 34 registered gas distributors.
Director of Zagreb’s Gradska Plinara Igor Pirija said that the company warned the Croatian energy market regulator HERA that it will suffer losses due to this decision. He said that the relevant Ministry did not approach the company regarding the new prices, adding that if the company reduces its margins it will lose over 1.5 million euros. Similar situation is in Varazdin, where local gas distributor Termoplin will also suffer losses due to reduced margins. Director of Termoplin, Ivan Topolnjak said that current price of gas is about 22-24 euros/MWh, which is much higher than 18-19 euros/MWh at which price INA will allegedly sell gas to HEP.
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Tags: Croatia, gas, gas market, gas prices, Gradska Plinara, HEP, INA, RWE, Termoplin