The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has extended until November 1, 2018 the Executive Order 187 on imposition of special obligations for the Naftogaz of Ukraine national joint-stock company and regional gas distribution companies to retain the price of natural gas for the population and municipal heating enterprises, and set the new price of UAH 8,550 per thousand cubic meters for the population from November 1. Respective decision was taken at the Friday meeting of the Ukrainian Government, Ukrainian News Agency reports. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, according to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the natural gas price for the population will grow by 23.5% starting November 1. On October 17, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine extended the effective natural gas price for the population until October 27. Late in May 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers extended special obligations of Naftogaz to supply natural gas to the population and municipal heating enterprises at the existing price until August 2018.