“Naftogaz of Ukraine” transferred “Gazprom” $136 million pre-payment for gas

KIEV, October 20. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” transferred “Gazprom” the next tranche in the amount of $136 million pre-payment for gas. About it reports the edition “Ukrainian news”.

On the previous payment of Kiev “Gazprom” reported on 12 October, “Naftogaz” has transferred $234 million pre-payment of the promised $500 million.

“Naftogaz” has caught public utilities in wasteful consumption of gas

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” has accused a number of enterprises of municipal power system of the country in wasteful consumption of natural gas. According to the press service of the company.

“We are receiving complaints from citizens that the temperature in the apartment too high and you have to open the window. This means that citizens will have to pay for the gas they actually weren’t necessary”, – said the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev. According to him, the utility fluid heated to unnecessarily high temperatures. “We without having wasting precious gas, which Ukraine will need on cold winter days,” he said.

According to Koboleva, the municipal enterprise Ivano-Frankivsk region “has increased the use of gas for 1-18 October with 0.04 million cubic meters in 2014 to 2.5 million cubic meters in 2015 (the use of gas increased by 62 times)”.

In the “Naftogaz” has offered to adjust the temperature during the day is to increase at night and decrease during the day in accordance with the temperature of the air.

The head of the company reminded that the enterprises of municipal power system are the largest debtors for gas in the country. As of October 14, the total debt of these consumers amounted to 19.6 billion hryvnia ($920 million us dollars at current exchange rates).

Currently, the reserves of gas in Ukrainian underground storage (UGS) exceed 16 billion cubic meters To the successful passage of the autumn-winter period and ensure the transit of Russian gas to Europe in winter, Ukraine needs to have a capacity of at least 19 billion cubic meters of gas.