Gains, losses seen in geographical-based heating fuel subsidy plan

Revisions to heating fuel subsidy criteria for households currently being worked on by alternate finance minister Tryfon Alexiadis and his associates are expected to produce both gains and losses for consumers, the objective being to establish a fairer and more focused system.

A proposal already forwarded to the Prime Minister’s office divides households eligible for fuel subsidies into four climate-linked geographical regions. Based on this proposal, heating fuel subsidies will be available for maximum annual quantities per household ranging from 500 to 2,500 liters, depending on the region, according to the proposal.

Eligible households will also be subject to income and property criteria, which, according to sources, will remain unchanged compared to last winter’s system.

A total of 105 million euros will be provided for heating fuel subsidies compared to 210 million euros last year.