Ukraine can no longer provide the population with gas production, the shortage of fuel Kiev is forced to compensate by imports, said the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"9 billion cubic meters need to be purchased from outside," explained Demchyshyn at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, adding that Ukraine is also declining gas production.
He explained that the population of Ukraine is Usually a year consumes about 14 billion cubic meters of fuel, and about 8 billion cubic meters is consumed for the production of thermal energy by enterprises of communal heat energy in the heating season, reports the news Agency. So, said Demchyshyn, for the needs of residents in need each year, about 21 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. Demchyshyn in early March said that Ukraine Usually produces 55 million cubic meters monthly. On Thursday, the press Secretary of the head of the country Dmitry Peskov reported that President Vladimir Putin supported the proposal of the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller to get nepredayavlenie Ukraine penalties for arrears of gas on a "take or pay" for the powers of the second quarter. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said on the need to go towards Ukraine in the issue of penalties for arrears of gas on a " take or pay ". Later in the same day Peskov declared that the liberation of Kiev from fines for the gas shortage is indirect assistance to Ukraine, Russia has always been willing to be flexible. Naftogaz April 1, signed with Gazprom an additional contract for the supply of gas in the 2nd quarter of 2015. According to the document, the preliminary cost of gas for Ukraine in the 2nd quarter before discount is 348 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters and will be clarified. Promised by Russia, the discount is $ 100.