The accumulation of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine for the previous week decreased 242, 580 million cubic meters or by 1, 47% – up to 16, 27 billion cubic meters, inform the data of Association of European operators of the underground gas storages.
So, as of November 29, the accumulation of gas decreased by 1, 47%, UGS "Ukrtransgaz" filled with 52, 6%, reports the news Agency.
according to the information received, since the beginning of gas withdrawal from UGSF of Ukraine accumulation decreased by 4, 6%, or 784, 770 million cubic meters. As of October 30, the storage was 17, 06 billion cubic meters of gas. According to the information of Association of European operators of underground gas storages, accumulation in UGS of Ukraine as of November 9, was reduced to 16, 998 billion cubic meters. On November 27, Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kyiv expects the price of gas from Russia in the 1st quarter of 2016 in the region of 210 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Last Wednesday the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are terminated prior to receipt from Naftogaz of new payments. New pre-payment has not been received. Applications for production and delivery of gas from "Naftogaz of Ukraine" no. On 24 November the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. According to him, Naftogaz is planning to buy gas from Russia as needed, depending on the value of consumption in the country and taking into account the proposals on the European market. Along with this, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the government adopted a conclusion to ban Naftogaz for Russian gas. On 17 November, the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak believes that the interruption of gas supplies through Ukraine is possible if Kyiv does not have time to accumulate enough reserves of natural gas in underground storage facilities. Novak described the refusal of Ukraine gas from Russia as an attempt to exacerbate the situation. Novak said that the discount for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of the coming year will be according to market prices for gas.