Ukraine more than 2 times reduced the pumping of gas into storage underground (UGS), inform the data of Association of European operators of the underground gas storages.
If in September, the gas injection was 35-40 million cubic meters per day in early October she fell to 7-15 million cubic meters, reports the news Agency referring to the information of the Association of European UGS operators. First it was stated that European gas supplies to Ukraine fell in October by 3 times.
on Wednesday the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that Russia will supply gas to Ukraine only on prepayment, the Brussels consensus is not to answer questions, as Kiev will pay for gas in the winter. On Tuesday, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller has noticed that Ukraine will not be able to reach the necessary volume of gas injection into storage under the ground to the beginning of the heating season. On the first day of the week Ukrtransgaz said Ukraine has accumulated in its own storage fifteen. 8 bn cubic meters of gas, stocking up for September 1, 2 billion cubic meters. On 25 September Russia, Ukraine and the EC initialled a tripartite Protocol on winter package of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. According to the agreements reached in Brussels, Ukraine has assumed obyazatelstva to buy from Russia to 2 billion cubic meters of gas. Funding for these supplies will be provided through a credit of five hundred million dollars raised by Ukraine with the help of the EC. Russia will give Ukraine a discount to the contract price of gas in the amount of about 20 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk before reported that Kiev until the end of the year need for gas injection into UGS 1, 3 billion dollars, of which five hundred million dollars already have 300 million Ukraine expects from the EBRD, another five hundred million dollars-from the world Bank.