Natural gas prices are expected to increase by about 7.5 percent and blue fuel to be sold for about BGN 87 per megawatt hour without fees and charges.

The increase will not lead to a change in the price of heating and hot water, assured the Chairman of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission Ivan Ivanov: "We have determined the price of heat energy for the one-year period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. We have set forecast natural gas prices for this one-year period and the price will not change it until June 30, 2024."

A final decision on prices will be made by EWRC this afternoon, BNR explains.

Natural gas in Europe has fallen by more than 1 percent. At Balkan Gas Hub, the price is also falling

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