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Business | Bulgarian households pay the cheapest electricity in the EU and the gas for them gets the highest price



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Among the July's appreciation of energy prices, there was a protest in the construction of the energy regulator, which was supported and encouraged by the BSP. Then the electricity price rose by 2% and the heat - from 7%

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Among the July's appreciation of energy prices, there was a protest in the construction of the energy regulator, which was supported and encouraged by the BSP. Then the electricity price rose by 2% and the heat – from 7%

Bulgaria is among the countries in the European Union, where it has the highest growth in the final price of natural gas for the past year and at the same time it is among the countries with the lowest electricity price. This shows Eurostat data, which covers the period from mid 2017 to mid 2018. So they cover the summer, and at the beginning of which natural gas has valued, and therefore heating prices – to a degree Various for individual heating companies. New gas appreciation has been in place since October, and is expected after the New Year.

After calculating EUR, the lowest electricity prices in Bulgaria (EUR 9.8 per 100 kWh), Lithuania (EUR 11) and Hungary (EUR 11.2), and the highest in Denmark (EUR 31.3 ), Germany (EUR 29.5) and Belgium (27.3 euros).

During the period in question, most households increased in households (+ 14.1%), Estonia (+ 11.7%), the Netherlands and Croatia (+ 9.2%), Greece (-3.6%), Latvia (-3.5%) , Malta to Germany (-3.5%). The price change is measured in local currency.

On average, for the EU in the past year, the current price is 20 euros per 100 kWh. During the period, the average gas price was 6 euros again for 100 kWh. In Bulgaria it is reported that the price of gas is 1000 cubic meters.

Bulgaria runs in the EU with a 14.9% increase in domestic gas prices, followed by Lithuania (+ 9.3%) and the Netherlands (+ 6.8%).

At the same time, the raw material fell in Estonia (-4.3%), Portugal (-1.8%) and Luxembourg (-1.7%).

Estimated in euro, the average price of the EU average household gas in the first half of 2018 was the cheapest in Romania (3.2 euro per 100 kWh), Hungary (3.6 euros per 100 kWh) and Croatia (3.7 per 100 kWh).

Eurostat states that energy prices in the EU depend on a number of factors, sometimes different to individual Member States – different supply and demand, the geopolitical situation, the national energy mix, the price that covering ecosystems, the weather, etc. Prices for homes include taxes and fees.

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