Naftogaz transferred to Gazprom next tranche in the amount of 136 million dollars for supplied gas to Ukraine, said the head of Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
"Everything happens very rapidly, they pay another us $ 136 million. We till the end of the month we wish to select this volume, "he said, reports RIA" Novosti ".
On 12 October gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine were resumed after a three-month break. At the same time, Gazprom said that Naftogaz transferred $ 234 million pre-payment of the promised five hundred million dollars. 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.