WIEE Romania, one of the two companies approved by the Russian giant Gazprom to sell Russian gas in Romania, has notified its Romanian customers that, starting January 1st 2019, has increased the sale price of natural gas by 2%.
Wiee Romania was established in 2000 as a private company owned by Gazprom AG, Switzerland. The information was provided by one of the WIEE clients in Romania, a significant customer who requested anonymity, according to e-nergia.ro.
The 2% price rise is exactly the percentage that all companies in the energy and gas sector, licensed by ANRE, have to pay starting this year, according to the provisions of GEO 114, published in the Official Monitor on the last day of 2018. The tax is applied to the turnover of the previous year and ANRE has to elaborate the specific legislation for its collection.
As a result, WIEE immediately transferred the tax that the Romanian Government imposed, to the Romanian consumers.
Romania consumes about 11 billion cubic meters of gas annually, about 10 billion coming from domestic production, provided by Petrom and Romgaz, and one billion imported from Gazprom.