Ukraine accumulates gas in its underground storages (UGS) are Normally 12% slower than last year, informs the Ministry of energy and coal industry of the country.
on the first day of the week in Ukrainian underground storage facilities is fifteen, 4 billion cubic meters of gas, instead of 16, 4 billion cubic meters in 2014, according to news Agency referring to the information Ministry.
It is noted that the dynamics of reduction of gas reserves was recorded in may 2015. Then in Ukrainian underground storage facilities was 10, 2 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 16% below last year's figures. The negative trend persisted throughout the summer. So, in June the backlog from last year's figures were 17% and in the last month of summer – 8%. According to the Ukrainian gas transportation system operator Ukrtransgaz, on Monday, the volume of gas accumulated in Ukraine's underground storage facilities, amounted to fifteen, 3 billion cubic meters. Kiev is now experiencing a shortage of funds for the pumping of gas into storage under the ground to prepare for the heating season. According to various estimates, Ukraine need to save up about 19 billion cubic meters of gas. However, on 18 September, the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Decisiontable about the readiness of his Department for the upcoming heating season. Also Demchyshyn said that Kiev hopes in the near premenopausal credit funds to purchase 2 billion cubic meters of gas for the accumulation of reserves in underground storage facilities. On Wednesday, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that all the important issues of bilateral agreements with Ukraine on winter package, agreed. At the same time, the Ministry ruled out the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional discounts on gas. The day before Demchyshyn said Kyiv expects dialogues on gas in the near future and hopes to reach a decision on a "winter package" for this or next week. The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on the "winter package" of gas supplies to Ukraine, which predusmatrivaet as providing discounts for two quarters from Russia and securing payment of pumping gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities from the EC.