Ukrtransgaz reports that the application increased to 20.1 million cubic metres. With the beginning of the year Ukraine has imported from Europe 10,2 billion cubic meters of gas. Today the gas reserves in underground storages of Ukraine is 14.3 billion cubic meters.
KYIV, 29 Dec. Ukraine increased its bid to import natural gas from Europe with 13 million cubic meters a day to 20.1 million cubic meters, the press service of the operator of the gas transportation system “Ukrtransgaz” on Tuesday.
Previously in “Ukrtransgaz” reported that since the beginning of December, Ukraine imported from Europe 370 million cubic meters of gas, and since the beginning of the year is 10.2 billion cubic meters. In this case, the operator, the application for the import of natural gas from Europe was in the amount of 13 million cubic meters per day: 10.6 million cubic meters from Slovakia, 0.5 million were from Hungary and 2 million — from Poland.
“Increased requests to import gas from Europe”, — stated in the message. In “Ukrtransgaz” said that today the application for the import of natural gas from Slovakia is 16.9 million cubic meters per day, from Hungary — 0.5 million cubic meters and 2.7 million cubic meters from Poland.
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. In turn, the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev said that he 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.
Ukraine since the beginning of December reduced gas reserves in underground storage facilities was 1.9 billion cubic meters, as of December 29, the number of natural gas into underground storage facilities in the country was 14.3 billion cubic meters.