In the third and final reading, the State Duma adopted a law on free gasification of houses located near intra-settlement gas pipelines. According to the government project, pre-gasification should last until 2023.
The document also provides for the introduction of the institution of a unified gasification operator, the owner of the Unified Gas Supply System will become it, and where it does not exist, a regional gasification operator will appear.
Sources of financing for gasification are also being determined. First of all, this is the investment premium of the gas distribution company. Also, operators will be able to raise funds through the mechanisms of concessional loans, loans and others.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in his message to the Federal Assembly said that all houses in settlements should be supplied with gas free of charge and this should be done by 2030. After that, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the government would prepare a bill on free connection of households located in settlements with a pipeline.
About the potential costs of providing all households with fuel – in the material “Kommersant FM” “Gasification awaits implementation.”