Rhetorical question: How much would gas and electricity cost today if the country had had a left-wing government in the last 12 years, if we know that the price of gas has tripled and the price of electricity has doubled in 8 years? How many millions of forints would have been stolen from our pockets? We will give the answer to this question in the 2022 election (too)!
Brussels cannot raise energy prices!
Viktor Orbán and his friends will protect the institution of overhead reduction!
The gas price is at its peak!
It costs nearly $ 1,200 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas in the “developed west” Hungary is not threatened by this danger!
There will be cheap gas in the next 15 years!
How much is left after paying the overhead?
Don't be your own enemy! If the left comes to power, the overhead will become more expensive, taxes will increase, and the family support system will be reset! It will hurt!
Overhead reduction - here are the real numbers
With the help of our two enthusiastic fans, we present the extent of the savings
On average, HUF 200,000 per year in overheads remains in the pockets of Hungarians
The new long-term Hungarian-Russian gas agreement, which was born in a few days, will help to preserve the results of the overhead reduction. The amount of gas in domestic underground storage would already be plenty enough to meet the country’s total winter gas demand, but storage is still ongoing.
The government reduced the price of electricity, gas and district heating for the population by 25 percent in 2013 and 2014, Tamás Schanda, Secretary of State for Innovation and Technology, said in his online announcement, so that the Hungarian population pays the lowest gas price in Europe, and the second lowest current.
Thanks to the overhead reduction, Hungarian families save an average of HUF 200,000 every year, he declared. Tamás Schanda reminded that everyone can see how much the overhead reduction left him on his utility bills.
He recalled that in order to ensure a secure gas supply, a new Hungarian-Russian long-term gas purchase agreement had recently been reached. Within the framework of the ten-plus five-year agreement, 4.5 billion cubic meters of energy carriers arrive in Hungary every year. At the same time, he pointed out, we cannot go without saying that we also have to argue with Brussels.
Referring to climate change, Brussels wants to force us to impose new taxes that would increase the overhead of Hungarian families. However, the government's position is that the price of pollution should be paid by large companies that pollute the environment, not by Hungarian families, he stressed, and then stated that we are still working to protect overhead cuts.
The Hungarian Energy and Utilities Regulatory Authority (MEKH) publishes a monthly report on the utilities referred to by the Secretary of State. The latest, but also the previous data, reveal a significant difference between the residual fees paid by residents of domestic and European countries. According to a comparison of residual fees paid in the capitals of the studied countries, the residential electricity tariff in Copenhagen and Berlin was more than three times higher than in Budapest in August, and at least twice as high in ten other capitals. In addition to Hungary, there are only three European countries that do not pay energy taxes to their populations. Within the Copenhagen and Berlin tariffs, for example, the energy tax paid to support renewable electricity generation alone is about the same as the total residential end-user electricity price in Budapest.
Incidentally, the domestic population pays half or a third of the electricity itself (ie one of the components of the tariff) than the households of the two capitals.
In the field of gas prices, the difference is even bigger, more than eight times in favor of Budapest, according to this list, the residents of Stockholm should reach into their pockets the deepest. Copenhageners pay four and a half times, Amsterdamers almost four times more for gas, and households in another sixteen capitals also pay at least twice as much. However, the situation would be quite different if Hungarian households were billed for the market price. Now only 40 percent of international electricity prices and 30 percent of natural gas prices are paid. Based on this, an average household would have to pay about HUF 386 thousand more annually based on current international market prices.
This is also noteworthy because the said new long-term gas purchase agreement serves not only energy security but also to maintain the results of overhead reductions. As stated in official announcements, Russian Gazprom is selling gas at one of the lowest prices in Europe.
In addition, the role of underground gas storage facilities in Hungary is particularly important from the point of view of security of supply. Their capacities are among the largest in the European Union in terms of the use of the country, and their occupancy rate is currently close to 85 percent. This also means that the amount already stored would be plenty enough to meet the country’s total winter gas demand, but storage is still ongoing. (The latest data released by MEKH on September 15 is 5.2 billion cubic meters.)
Compared to Hungary, however, the filling of other European storage facilities is slower, partly due to Russia's lower gas exports and because of the increased demand for gas in the EU in connection with the economic restart. Another negative effect was the reduction of electricity supply through the closure of coal-fired and nuclear power plants, as well as the rise in the price of carbon quotas. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán pointed to another reason behind the high energy prices in Europe. In Brdo, Slovenia, before the meeting of the heads of state and government of the member states of the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans, he explained on Wednesday that he believes that the European Commission is partly to blame for its rise in prices. Therefore, certain regulations need to be changed, otherwise everyone will be at a disadvantage. As an example of the regulation to be changed, he gave the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, which, as he said, must be broken, “and we must return to realities”.
He pointed out that the so-called green agreement proposed by the European Commission - we quoted Tamás Schanda above - conceals indirect taxation for homeowners and car owners, which is unacceptable for Hungary.
In response to the high prices that have emerged, governments in several European countries are considering taking measures to reduce household energy prices.
In Spain, retail tariffs were temporarily reduced at the expense of a special tax on companies, and in France, a one-off overhead of € 100 was given at the end of the year to the 5.8 million households most in need. In Hungary, such a measure was not necessary, as the population is protected by the overhead reduction, but without it the electricity and gas fees paid by it would have increased significantly.