Natural gas prices will increase from July 1 with 10.8%, energy regulator KEVR reported, quoted by bTV.

Preliminary estimates show that this will lead to an average of 7% more expensive central heating and hot water from next month.

Because of the rise in natural gas prices, it is not excluded that the price of electricity may increase by more than initially projected 2%.

Final prices for electricity and heating will become clear on Sunday.

CEZ wants an increase of 1.7%, EVN – by 1.8%, and Energo-Pro – by 2.6%.