The gas reserves are lower than last year – Ministry

Запасы газа ниже прошлогодних - Минэнергоугля

Because of the cold November, Ukraine has spent from underground storage 0.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas more than in the same period of 2017.

Over the past three weeks, Ukraine has spent from underground storage 0.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas more than in the same period last year. On Tuesday, December 4, Interfax reported, citing the Ministry of fuel energy and coal industry.

The office noted that the December 2018 country meets almost with the same filling of underground storage, like a year ago thanks to large inventories at the beginning of the heating season and a warmer October.

On 3 December this year in underground storage was of 15.96 bcm compared from 16.03 billion cubic meters for that date a year ago.

Coal reserves still exceed last year’s: 1.67 million tons as of December 4, against 1.62 million tonnes for the same period last year. However three weeks ago it was in the vaults of 1.94 million tons of coal, which is 0.53 million tons more than the year before.

Remain extremely low stocks of fuel oil 38,4 thousand tons compared to 82 thousand tons a year earlier.

As reported, Ukraine in December has reduced natural gas imports from Europe by almost 2.1 times.

It was also reported that Ukraine reduced coal production.

 

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