How much will the new increase in natural gas be and who will have to pay for it

The Ministry of Energy set the new natural gas price In Myselfl Point of Entry to the Transportation System (PIST), one of the main components of the invoices that must be paid by users.

The cost of this component, which varies depending on each of the distributors, fue provided by resolution 610/2022 updated this Tuesday in the Official Gazette.

The price of gas will only be replaced once in 2023

During the last days, the Secretary of Energy, Flavia Royon, announced that this year it will operate a single raise throughout 2023 for the price of gas and users segmented into Level 2 lower income, some 3.5 million customers will not have an increase in the cost of a cubic meter of gas.

It is worth remembering that even the database of segmentation is still open and those homes that do not apply or are high income They will receive a single raise.

What are the 4 components of gas bills

For practical purposes, it is worth keeping in mind that gas bills are made up of four items which are updated in different ways, namely:

  1. the gas itself is the component that has the greatest weight within the invoice, with the 40% of the total value.
  2. transport, where Transportadora de Gas del Norte (TGN) and del Sur (TGS) operate, which explains the 11% of the final price of the invoice;
  3. distribution, such as Metrogas, Camuzzi and Naturgy, among other providers, with a 24% of the total amount, me
  4. Yotaxes national, provincial and municipal. that involve the 25% remaining.

Who will have an increase in their gas bills this 2023

The adjustment in the cost of gas will apply to

  • Tier 3 households average income
  • homes of Level 1 of high income,

The rise will also contemplate increases in the value of transportation and distribution.

For its part, the universe of 3.5 million low-income users who were included in Level 2 of the tariff segmentation in force since last September, will only have a single annual increase in two components of the bill: transportation and distribution. .

The Secretary of Energy, Falvia Royón, explained that in 2023 there will be a single update in the cost of gas of 28.3%.

As explained by the Secretary of Energy, Flavia Royón in recent days, during 2023 there will be a single update in the cost of gas of 28.3% for those users who receive high and medium income.

With which, this increase will apply to households in the level one (N1), that I perceiveMonthly income greater than $510,818 (3.5 basic baskets for a type 2 household, according to INDEC), among other criteria, or who are not registered in the Registry of Access to Energy Subsidies (RASE).

For their part, the homes of average incomewithout social tariff, but with monthly income of less than $510,818, the increase in the cost of gas is applied when they exceed a level of consumptionwhich varies according to the geographical area and gas distributor.

Regarding businesses, micro and small companies that are in the MSME registry will continue to be reached by subsidies, while large companies will have an increase of 28.3%.

What are the increases still pending?

Gas bills still have rate increases pending definition. It is about the “temporary rate adjustments” requested by transport companies (TGN and TGS) and gas distributors (Metrogas, Naturgy, Gasnea, Camuzzi Sur, Camuzzi Pampeana, Gasnor, Litoral Gas and Ecogas).

Gas distributors demand increases of up to 273%

The requested increases in public hearing convened by the National Gas Regulatory Entity (Enargas), on January 4, reached 273% in the case of distributors. That was the case of the increase requested by Camuzzi Gas.

the signature advocated an increase in 187% in the pampean area and 273% in the southern part of the country. With this increase, the minimum costs of operation and maintenance would be covered, the investments would be made “impostors” for the provision of the service and there would be no profitability for the company, according to the distributor.

While, gas carriers they also asked for adjustments well above 100%: per case, TGN requested a temporary increase of 163% “due to the tariff delay accumulated in the last four years”. The company indicated that from the rate adjustment of April 2019 to November 2022 the accumulated wholesale inflation was 473%while the rate increased by 60%.

the other carrier, TGS, requested a 135% adjustment, a percentage that for the company contemplates “the economic situation of the country.” With that increase, an average residential consumer of CABA with full rate you will pay $2,587 to $3,013in the case of users of metrogas.

FinallyThey also demanded the incorporation of a quarterly update mechanism to offset the increases in operating and salary costs generated by the inflationary context. This definition is in the hands of Enargas.


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