DEPA secures dis­count from gas sup­pli­ers

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The government is pro­mot­ing mea­sures to cut in­dus­trial en­ergy costs, as ac­cord­ing to sources the Pub­lic Gas Cor­po­ra­tion (DEPA) has man­aged to per­suade its sup­pli­ers of nat­u­ral gas, Rus­sia, Al­ge­ria and Azer­bai­jan, to re­duce the price by 12 per­cent.

This re­duc­tion will be passed on in its en­tirety to DEPA’s ma­jor in­dus­trial clients, along with the three lo­cal gas cor­po­ra­tions and elec­tric­ity pro­duc­ers. Deputy En­ergy Min­is­ter Asi­makis Pa­pa­geor­giou will also ask for a fur­ther dis­count from Rus­sian firm Gazprom, DEPA’s main sup­plier.

Re­gard­ing elec­tric­ity, Pa­pa­geor­giou has asked the Pub­lic Power Cor­po­ra­tion to adopt a model for charges sim­i­lar to those of other Euro­pean coun­tries for en­ergy-in­ten­sive ex­port­ing in­dus­tries and that it har­mo­nize its pol­icy with a de­ci­sion by the Reg­u­la­tory Author­ity for En­ergy for the rates of medi­um­volt­age in­dus­tries to be based on their en­ergy pro­files in tai­lor­made con­tracts.

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