Uztransgaz «accidentally» steals 188.2 billion soums ($19.9 million) of entrepreneurs

Uztransgaz «accidentally» steals 188.2 billion soums ($19.9 million) of entrepreneurs

The Antimonopoly Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan identified 8,701 cases of illegal overstatement of tariffs by regional gas supply companies and failure of prepayment made by economic entities.

The sale of natural gas to economic entities, pursuant to the legislation, is carried out according to a special pricing procedure, based on the scope of the consumer. In addition, in the event of a tariff change, the consumer is exempt from making additional payments for the amount of natural gas paid in advance no more than 2 months from the date of payment, which is also stipulated by law.

As part of the study of the activities of gas supply organizations of “Uztransgaz” it was revealed that these organizations had “accidentally” stolen some 190 billion soums from entrepreneurs.

Currently, regional gas supply companies are taking measures to return this amount to the relevant economic entities.

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