MOSCOW, Aug 17 - RIA Novosti/Prime. The volume of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine on August 17, was 13, 73 billion cubic meters, an increase at day 0, 34%, inform the data of Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE).
according to the information of the GSE, the level of storage has risen to 44, 36% to 44, 21% as of August 16, when in Ukrainian underground storage facilities was 13, 684 billion cubic meters of gas.
according to Ukrtransgas, Ukraine in January-July imported 10, 7 billion cubic meters of gas, of which 64% (6, 9 billion cubic metres) - from EU countries. The head of "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev had previously stated that in the last month of summer in UGS need to upload about 1, 5 billion cubic meters of gas to catch up with the schedule of preparation for the heating season.
After another unsuccessful tripartite gas talks on 30 June Ukraine has suspended the purchase of gas from Russia to agree on the terms of delivery and currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. At the same time Ukraine is actively seeking funds to purchase the required amount of gas and pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter period.
Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn has said that the country expects to receive in September EBRD loan of 300 million dollars, and also maintains an active dialogue with the world Bank on attracting for this purpose five hundred million dollars, and with IFC, to hire 200-250 million dollars." Naftogaz of Ukraine " has declared, that plans to invest $ 300 million EBRD loan for the purchase of gas from the EU.