Ukraine since the beginning of December, imported 57 million cubic meters of gas from countries of the European Union, said the press Secretary of the operator of the gas transportation system "Ukrtransgaz" Maxim Beliavsky.
first Company "Ukrtransgaz" said that since the beginning of December Ukraine has reduced the accumulation of gas in underground storages for 407 million cubic meters, as of Monday, the number of natural gas into underground storage facilities was fifteen, 6 billion cubic meters.
"for the 1st week of December from Europe for the needs of Russian customers of imported 57 million cubic meters of natural gas," he wrote Tuesday in a private Belyavsky.
He also said that during the period from January this year Ukraine imported 16, 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas, of which 10 billion cubic meters was imported from Europe. In addition to this, bielawski said on Tuesday received requests to import gas from Slovakia in the amount of 8, 5 million cubic meters, Poland - 2, 1 million cubic meters and Hungary - 0, 5 million cubic meters.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk before expressed an opinion that Kyiv will be able to pass the current winter without gas purchases from Russia due to accumulated gas reserves in underground storage facilities and the procurement of fuel in the European Union. For its part the head of "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev said that he hoped to start using EBRD funds in the amount of 300 million dollars for the purchase of gas in the European Union even before the end of this year.
in winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the EC was initialled on 25 September, agreed to purchase by Naftogaz from Gazprom 2 billion cubic meters of gas on a credit of five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. Ukraine during the "winter package" has resumed gas purchases from Russia on 12 October, and after November 25, once again stopped. During this period, "Naftogaz" total transferred "Gazprom" of 542 million dollars in payment for gas, this amount corresponds to the volume 2, 383 billion cubic meters of gas. In July, August and September, Naftogaz bought gas from Russia. The Ukrainian side was not satisfied with the price, with the discount of $ 40 had to be 247, 17 dollars per thousand cubic meters. During this period, Ukraine was the cost of gas purchased on the reverse.