NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine on their own will not be able to find the funds needed for payment of purchase of gas for injection into the underground storage (UGS) needed the help of the government and international partners, told reporters on Thursday the chief Advisor to the head of "Naftogaz" Sergey Alekseenko.
before the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Kiev hopes to help the European Commission in finding the sources of payment for the purchase of gas.
"We are in dialogue with the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, with the European Commission." Naftogaz "on their own, on their own this task to perform will not have the ability, the necessary assistance to governments and international institutions," said Alekseenko.
Ukraine in the spring began to pump gas into storage after the winter heating season. As said on June 22 Demchishin, 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 (EC).
Minister of energy Alexander Novak on Wednesday said that the joint vision of Russia and the EC, Ukraine ought to fifteen October to upload up to 19-20 billion cubic meters of gas in underground gas storages. First of demchyshyn said that for the underground gas storage facility for the winter of 19 billion cubic meters of gas Ukraine needs the help of the European Commission in its attempts to raise at least $ 1 billion.