MOSCOW, 1 Jul - RIA Novosti/Prime. The volume of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine of 1 July was 12, 022 billion cubic meters, an increase for the day at 0, 45%, 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 38, 84% with 38, 67% as of 30 June, when in Ukrainian underground storage facilities was eleven, 968 billion cubic meters of gas.
Ukraine in the spring began to pump gas into storage After the winter heating season. Director of business development of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Yuriy Vitrenko on Wednesday said that Ukraine will have enough time before winter to pump the required amount of gas in storage under the ground. According to his statement, if upload 50-60 million cubic meters per day, for the winter season Ukraine will be able to save in storage the necessary Volume of gas.
After the failed talks in Vienna Ukraine has suspended the purchase of gas from Russia to agree on the terms of its delivery and currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe.
Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission at the tripartite talks in Vienna on Tuesday did not decide the main question, for which I gathered - financial assistance to Ukraine from the EC for the purchase of gas and its injection into UGS facilities for the coming winter. Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported that the EC in the negotiations spoke about the possibility to provide Ukraine up to $ 3 billion of financial aid. However, focusing on applications Novak, the EC and Russia failed to achieve our guarantees of the trust.
The parties continue to disagree in the evaluation of the necessary volume of gas that must be supplied to Ukraine for the winter. The Russian side insists, because it is More than 19 billion cubic meters, and when the harsh winter - and 20-21 billion cubic meters. The Ministry of energy of Ukraine with this still disagrees, stating that in the last heating season Ukraine has enough 16, 6 billion cubic meters.