MOSCOW, 22 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. The volume of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine on 22 June amounted to eleven, 522 billion cubic meters, an increase for the day at 0, 48%, inform the data on the Internet representation of the Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE).
according to the information of the GSE, the level of storage has risen to 37, 23% from 37, 05% as of June 21, when in Ukrainian underground storage facilities was eleven, 467 billion cubic meters of gas.
Ukraine in the spring began to pump gas into storage after the winter heating season. As said on the first day of the week the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Ukraine for the heating season enough to accumulate a capacity of 16 billion cubic meters of gas, As in the past year, but it was prepared to pump more when the price of gas is not more than 200 dollars per thousand cubic meters, and the financial support of the IMF and the European Commission. According to Demchishin, for injection into UGS facilities by the winter of 19 billion cubic meters of gas necessary assistance to the EC in the organization to attract at least $ 1 billion.
About Ukraine's plans to pump into underground storage facilities as of the beginning of the heating season 19 billion cubic meters of gas demchyshyn said another 8 June. At such figure and insisted the Russian side, considering it necessary for stable transit of Russian gas through Ukraine this winter.