Gazprom does not want to pump gas into underground gas storages of Ukraine, which is necessary to Supplement the 3. 2 bln cubic meters of gas, said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
"in truth, We observe that the pumping of gas into underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine at the present time a much lower rate than in the previous year. Then To the beginning of the selection Naftogaz has accumulated 16, 7 billion cubic meters of gas in storage. The present rates even on this volume does not exit. For the remaining time necessary to upload 3, 2 billion cubic meters, or 25% of the already uploaded this year, " said Miller, reports the news Agency.
"We are concerned, is an urgent need to increase the pace. The required amount of gas into underground storage facilities Is a prerequisite for ensuring a reliable supply Ukrainian customers and pumping gas transit to the European Union during the coming winter. But the entire responsibility for these matters rests with Naftogaz. We proceed from that assumption and their own gas to be pumped into Ukrainian storage facilities shall not ", - noted the head of Gazprom. He also said that the reduction of gas consumption in Ukraine does not guarantee reliable transit." The economic downturn in Ukraine continues, But further reduction of consumption annualized absolutely does not guarantee reliable transit with low volumes of gas into underground storage facilities. For peak consumption more impact that weather, not the economy. Last year the weather was very warm and 16, 7 billion cubic meters in storage is enough, But Ukraine can count on a warm winter and should be ready For the cold winter, " said Miller. At the same time, According to the head of the holding, " the launch of the Opal gas pipeline at full capacity will not eradicate the risks of the Ukrainian transit. This may be a bit to ease the situation, But does not decide the issue ". Before the last working day of the week the head of Gazprom and Naftogaz Alexey Miller and Andrey Kobelev held dialogues in Minsk, during which discussed the current cooperation organizations and preparation of the Ukrainian organization For the autumn-winter period. On Wednesday, the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn has recognized that potential creditors as long as I do not want to provide funds to Ukraine for the purchase of gas for injection into storage under the ground For the coming winter. Remember, on July 31, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said about the critical situation in the energy sector of the country, noting that the Ministry of energy and the organization is not ready to supply people warm this winter. On 10 July, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the completion of preparations For the heating season in Ukraine is not enough resources for the purchase of natural gas and coal. By the beginning of the second half of October Ukraine should have a capacity of 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.