Ukraine in December to halve gas imports

Украина в декабре вдвое снизила импорт газа

Ukraine compared to the previous month reduced imports of natural gas from Europe almost 2.1 times.

Ukraine in early December reduced the import of natural gas from Europe almost 2.1 times in comparison with November. On Tuesday, 4 December, Interfax reported, citing data from the JSC Ukrtransgaz.

It is noted that the average daily imports in November amounted to 32.4 million cubic meters, and 1-2 December it had fallen to 15.8 million cubic meters/day. In particular, gas supplies from Slovakia in the first days of December fell to 7.3 million cubic meters/day (19.9 million cu m/day in November), Hungary up to 7 million cu m/day (10.6 million cubic meters/day in November), Poland – 1.5 million cu m/day (1.9 million cu m/day in November).

The same amount of input power in the Ukrainian gas transport system to import gas booked on 3-5 December 2018.

It is also reported that inventory in underground storage as of 2 Dec are 15,97 billion cubic meters Is 1.2 billion cubic meters less than at the beginning of the withdrawal season (November 7). At the same time of 0.38 billion cubic meters, or 31% of the raised amount selected from UGS, from 28 November to 2 December – a period of frost.

Ukraine twice reduced tariffs on gas transit

Recall Ukraine in January-November this year reduced the import of natural gas by 22.8%.

It was also reported that in 2017 Ukraine has increased gas imports from Europe by 27%.


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