The Secretary of Energy, Flavia Royon, announced this Thursday that a single update will be approved throughout 2023 in the price of gas and users segmented into level 2 with lower income, some 3.5 million customers will not have an increase in the cost of a cubic meter of gas.
In a statement, Royon noted that “The three and a half million low-income users who have obtained the subsidy for having registered in the RASE will not have increases in the gas value component this year. The segmentation database is still open and those households that do not request it or are high income will receive a single increase of 28.3%.
The official added that “micro and small companies that are in the MIPYME registry will continue to be reached by subsidies, while large companies will have an increase of 28.3%. It is an increase that takes care of the neighborhood businesses, the neighbor and the growth of the industry against inflation”.
3.5 million low-income households, which have applied for and obtained the energy subsidy, will not have increases in the cost of gas during 2023.
— Flavia Royon (@FlaviaRoyon) January 6, 2023
Royon stressed that “it aims to meet a double objective, build a predictable price path for the sector and reduce inflationary expectations to protect the income of workers and the whole of economic activity”.
Finally, Royon stressed that “There will be no increase in the value of natural gas for users registered in Level 2, whose only annual increase will be concentrated in the components of transportation and distribution. For their part, users included in Levels 1 and 3 of the current tariff segmentation will receive an increase that contemplates increases in the value of fluid, transportation and distribution.”