In winter, Ukraine will need Russian Gas, because the supply from the EU will not be able to cover all the needs of the country, said a source close to the EU leadership.
about it informs RIA " Novosti ". On the first day of the week the head of Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union.
however, according to Ukrtransgaz, the accumulation of natural gas in underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine exceeded fifteen, 5 billion cubic meters, from 1 to 26 September, they were downloaded more than 1 billion cubic meters of fuel. On the first day weekend the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas. In the 3rd quarter Ukraine buys Gas from Russia. Kiev was not satisfied with the price, even with the discount. The price for Gas for Kiev in the fourth quarter with the discount will be about 227, 36 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters. Remember, Russia, Ukraine and the EC initialled a Protocol on winter gas package, according to which the European Union has pledged to allocate to Kiev for the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities more than five hundred million dollars. Kiev informs that has already received the money. Thus, According to a source close to the leadership of the EU " the European Commission is working with international financial institutions, so that with their help we were able to provide five hundred million dollars before the end of the year." 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 traders resell the EU to Kiev. According to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Gas that Ukraine receives on the reverse, costs the consumers more expensive by 20-30% than the Russian. Europe is actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storage facilities due to restrictions on gas supplies from Russia and the reverse gas supplies to Ukraine.