Naftogaz Ukrainy wants to November, to accumulate in underground storages 17 billion cubic meters of gas, said the head of the organization Andrey Kobelev at the meeting of crisis energy headquarters.
"according to our calculations at the end of the month the accumulation of gas in UGS facilities will exceed 17 billion cubic meters, which will be more than last year and that gives us against the chance of success of passing of this autumn-winter season ", - he said, reports RIA " Novosti ".
according to information on the Internet office of the Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE), the volume of gas in UGS Ukraine on 14 October was fifteen, 889 billion cubic meters, fill level of the storage has reached 51, 34%. On the first day of the week Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were resumed after a three-month break, despite the fact that at the end of September, Naftogaz released a report which said that Ukraine in fact lost their critical dependence on gas supplies from Russia. However, a source close to the EU leadership, said that in winter Ukraine will need to purchase gas from Russia, because technically all the needs of the country in blue fuel does not have the ability to be covered by the supply of the reverse from EU countries. On September 28, the head of the 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. 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. According to head of Gazprom Alexey Miller that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.