The press service of the organization "Ukrtransgaz" said the reduction in the rate of injection of natural gas into its underground storage from 30 to 20 million cubic meters per day.
according to the summary data, in underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine uploaded 12, 1 billion cubic meters of blue fuel, that is, they are filled with 39% of the total, said the press service of " Ukrtransgaz ".
A week ago, on June 6, in the message of the organization appeared another volume of daily gas injection into UGS – about 30 million cubic meters, that is, since the rate of fill of storage has decreased by thirty percent (10 million cubic meters per day)." Ukraine has the largest underground storage facilities in the European Union, and underground natural gas reserves stands at the 3rd place after Germany and Italy, " reminds a press-service of the Ukrainian gas organization. Before the first day of the week it was announced that the Ukrainian government established a stabilization energy Fund at $ 1 billion, to fill which will be external creditors under the state guarantees. The Fund intended for the purchase of gas for European credit Funds to fill underground storage facilities By the beginning of the heating season. On 2 July the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of energy Vladimir Demchyshyn said that By the beginning of the heating season Ukraine only through purchases in the European Union, without supplies from Russia, will be able to accumulate in underground gas storages 18 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. The Minister said, because it is much more 16, 6 billion cubic meters, which Ukraine joined in the last heating season. Last week it was announced that the European Bank for restoration and development (EBRD) plans to invest in 2015 to about $ 1 billion in the Ukrainian economy, as well as among them in the gas sector, subject to the implementation of Kiev reforms. By the beginning of the second half of October Ukraine should have in UGS 18–20 billion cubic meters of gas for the normal passage of winter and the opportunity to purchase imported gas in the winter. Money from the EU will be enough to purchase 4 billion cubic meters of gas at a price of $ 247 per thousand cubic meters. The price has made the initiative of Gazprom in the 3rd quarter of 2015 (with a discount of $ 40), reversible gas costs the same. 30 June "Naftogaz of Ukraine" on Tuesday, said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this. International monetary Fund (IMF) and Ukraine reached agreement on the level of experts on the allocation of Kiev loan in 1, 7 billion. However, the IMF first said no longer willing to allocate money to pay for fuel. As reported by the print edition OPINION, on Thursday the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was presented with a draft law on ratification of the Memorandum, according to which the EU will give Kiev more 1, 8 billion euros in credit. Along with this, the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine is not able to afford to pay for servicing the debt, accumulated over three years.