The DiXi Group article about the situation with gas production costs won journalistic competition
The first place in the all-Ukrainian competition of journalistic stories, according to DataUp, was won by the material of “Ukrainian Energy” with the professional expertise of DiXi Group. The article “Secrets of bill for gas distribution” by Andrii Ursta won in special nomination “Financial statements of the company”.
The topic of natural gas distribution tariffs continues to be at the epicenter of discussions concerning the energy sector, the article says. The gas distribution fee has recently been allocated into a separate gas bill, the amounts of which have raised many questions among ordinary Ukrainians. The data survey states that regional gas companies buy unreasonably expensive gas for their own production costs, and this affects the growth of tariffs for consumers. The conclusions were made on the basis of publicly disclosed data on the activities of gas companies and documents. The amounts of production costs and reasonableness thereof remain a non-public “black box”, the key to which should be detailed data on the condition of distribution networks. Then it will be possible to demonstrate the transparency of gas distribution tariff formation.
The purpose of #DataUP competition was to promote the use of open state data in the preparation of journalistic investigations and writing articles on anti-corruption issues. The competition is organized by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine in partnership with the USAID/UK aid project “Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS”, implemented by the Eurasia Foundation.
The article was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), within the USAID Energy Sector Transparency Project implemented by DiXi Group. The content is the sole responsibility of DiXi Group, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.