From 1 July 2022 to 30 April 2023, households with an average monthly consumption of 221 kWh or more will receive state aid for natural gas payments.

Households do not need to apply for the state aid; the reduced fee will be included in the billing documents automatically in accordance with the amount determined by the state.

Period and amount of the state aid 

  • Compensations will be applied for the period from July 2022 to the end of April 2023. 
  • State aid has been granted to households with an average monthly consumption over a 12-month period of 221 kWh (over 21 m3), which have a contract with Latvijas Gāze and users, who receive natural gas within the framework of the Final Guaranteed Supply (FGS) service. 
  • The state compensates a reduction in the fee of natural gas in the amount of 0.03 euro per kWh (without VAT).
  • Current tariffs with state aid
  • Monthly payment calculator INCLUDING STATE AID (LV)

Meter readings must be submitted every month!

Please note that during the support period, meter readings will need to be submitted every month from the 27th until the first business day of the next month. The Distribution System Operator Gaso may optionally conduct a physical inspection of the gasified facilities and verify meter readings. If meter readings are found to be incorrect, government support will be denied.

How will the aid be granted?

State aid to households will be granted automatically and you will be able to see it in the settlement documents sent by Latvijas Gāze. The reduced price of natural gas can be found in the invoice details under Product/service name Natural gas. Additionally the amount of state aid granted for the current month will be indicated.

The state aid for July and August will be visible in the settlement documents issued in September, which we will send out in the period from 15 to 23 September.

  • If you pay for the consumed natural gas using the Invoice method, you will see the state aid granted in your bills every month.
  • If you pay for the consumed natural gas using the Balanced Payment method, you will see the granted state aid for July and August in the final report, which we will send out by 23 September. From now on, we offer you to change the payment type to Invoice to see the granted state aid every month. If you choose to keep the Balanced Payment method until 31 March 2023, you will see the granted state aid when you receive the final report in April next year.

How is the state aid granted if I currently have the Balanced Payment?

In order to ensure that customers see the granted state aid every month, we have decided to change the type of payment for these customers from Balanced Payment to monthly invoice. Therefore, customers who paid according to the Balanced Payment until now will already see the granted state aid for July and August in September, receiving the final report with the included recalculation. In the following months, the customers will receive an invoice every month with detailed information on the amount of state aid in the current month.

Changing the billing method has several advantages:

  • Possibility to receive a settlement document every month, as a reminder of the payment to be made, clearly seeing how much is to be paid in the relevant month.
  • Possibility to clearly see the amount of state aid granted in the current month.
  • By monitoring the amount of energy you use each month, you can take steps to increase energy efficiency and lower your bill. Reducing energy consumption at home not only helps reduce energy bills, but also reduces your carbon footprint.
  • It’s easier to apply for other state or local government benefits by presenting an invoice as a proof of expenses.

If you agree to change the payment method, you do not need to do anything additionally.

If you do not agree to change the payment method and wish to pay according to the Balanced Payment until 31.03.2023:

  • Within 30 days from the date of sending the letter about the change of payment type, fill out the Application for keeping the Balanced Payment or call customer service at 67 869 866 (on working days from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). All overdue payment obligations must be fulfilled.
  • After this deadline, the payment method cannot be changed. Applications are not accepted in other communication channels.
  • We will send the new Balanced Payment by 15 November.
  • We will determine the Balanced Payment according to the currently valid tariffs without the state aid. However, you can be sure that you will receive the full amount of the state aid, because when recalculating in April 2023, we will take into account your actual consumption by month and the tariffs for the relevant period, with a reduced price of natural gas. Therefore, the state aid will be applied according to the actual monthly consumption, but the Balanced Payment will not be reduced, and until 31.03.2023 the payment amount will not change. This means that when receiving the final annual report in April next year, there is a risk of receiving a large amount for payment, as the new tariffs will come into effect on 1 January, the amount of which cannot be predicted at the moment. The amount of the recalculation indicated in the final statement will have to be paid within a couple of weeks.
  • You will see the granted state aid for the period from October to March in the final report, which you will receive in April next year.
  • You will see the state support for April in the invoice that we will send in May.

State aid for households that receive heating services with the involvement of an intermediary

The government has decided on compensation for the increase in the natural gas price also for those households that receive heating services with the involvement of an intermediary, who is a legal or natural person, such as managers, project developers, owners. State aid is provided with the help of these intermediaries, if it has submitted an application to Latvijas Gāze. Thus, state aid can also be received by apartment buildings, the owner of a row house, manager, project developer, where natural gas is used by households within the framework of mutual contractual obligations. Application for state aid