Ukraine ought to double purchases of gas in reverse To its accumulation in underground storages (UGS), the Technical ability To do this is, said the Head of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev.
"For the accumulation of gas in the subway we need to increase the reverse is about 2 times. The technical ability is there, the money we currently collect daily, – KOBOLEV said.
As reported in the first day of the week " Ukrtransgaz ", in the period from January to July 2015, Ukraine imported 10, 7 billion cubic meters of natural gas, of which 64% (6, 9 billion cubic metres) - from EU countries. However, last week the operators of gas transmission systems of the three countries (Gaz-System, FGSZ and Eustream) showed data about the fact that imports of European gas to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in July amounted to 568, 3 million cubic meters in June, Ukraine imported 790, 2 million cubic meters of gas from Europe, the reverse gas supplies from Europe to Ukraine decreased in July in 1, 4 times. The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the process of speech in Parliament said Ukraine 70% is provided by gas from the European Union. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact it's the same Gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev. Europe actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storages due to restrictions on the supply of Russian gas and reverse gas supplies to Ukraine." Naftogaz of Ukraine " 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.