At the end of October in UGS were more than 17 billion cubic meters of gas. On the morning of 14 December, the reserves in UGS facilities amounted to $ 15,25 billion cubic meters, according to the company “Ukrtransgaz”.
KIEV, 14 Dec. Ukraine since the beginning of the heating season reduced the reserves of gas in underground storage facilities by 10.3%, as of Monday morning in storage is 15,25 billion cubic meters of gas, according to the company “Ukrtransgaz”.
The company notes that at the end of October in UGS were more than 17 billion cubic meters of gas. “Ukraine since the beginning of the heating season 2015/2016 years has reduced natural gas reserves in its underground storages (UGS) of 10.3%, or $ 1,754 billion cubic meters of… On the morning of 14 December, the reserves in UGS facilities amounted to $ 15,25 billion cubic meters that is 20.3% more than in the same period last year”, — stated in the message of the company.
According to operative information, as of Monday, the gas is extracted in the mode for 59.9 million cubic meters per day.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk had previously expressed the view that Kiev will be able to pass the current winter without gas purchases from Russia due to accumulation of gas reserves in underground storage facilities and the procurement of fuel in Europe. The head of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV declared that expects to start using EBRD funds in the amount of 300 million for the purchase of gas in Europe even before the end of this year.
In winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the EC was initialled on 25 September, was agreed the purchase by Naftogaz from Gazprom 2 billion cubic meters of gas on a credit of 500 million dollars attracted using the EC. Ukraine in the framework of the “winter package” has resumed purchases of Russian gas on 12 October, and after November 25, once again stopped. During this period, “Naftogaz” total transferred “Gazprom” of 542 million dollars in payment for gas, this amount corresponds to the volume in 2,383 billion cubic meters of gas.
In July, August and September, Naftogaz bought gas from Russia. The Ukrainian side is not satisfied with the price, with the discount of $ 40 had to be 247,17 dollars per thousand cubic meters. During this period, Ukraine was the cost of gas purchased on the reverse.