Before the heating season Ukraine may pump 17 billion cubic meters of gas
Just over 16 billion cubic meters will be enough for the winter, confident in the company. Plan the UGS need to pump at least 17 billion
The underground storage enough gas for the winter heating season. On Tuesday, 25 September, said chief Executive officer of Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko, reports RBC-Ukraine.
“Now in the vaults of the 16 billion cubic meters of gas. This is enough for comfortable passing of winter,” he said.
According to Vitrenko, in the past year, Ukraine has emerged from the heating season with a balance in the amount of 7.4 billion cubic meters of gas.
“We believe that if we enter this winter with 16.1 cubic meters, it will lead to what we have in the subway is a vital reserve… the Problem is not the presence of gas in the subway, but the problem is how much we can raise gas per day… the Government should now concentrate on minimizing financial losses and improving competition,” – said Vitrenko.
According to him, starting in 2014, Ukraine reduced gas imports more than doubled by reducing gas consumption by 30%.
He also added that in 2014 Ukraine has paid 4.7 billion more for imported gas than for transit.
“In 2017, Ukraine is on $ 700 million more for transit than paid for the whole imported gas,” – said Vitrenko.
Earlier he said that Naftogaz has saved $ 1.3 billion, buying gas in the EU is purchasing from Gazprom.
Noteworthy, in January-July 2018 Ukraine impartialit EU 5.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, totaling nearly $1.5 billion.
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