Vice-President of the European Commission for energy Union maro? ?ef?ovi? said that Ukraine in the case effective saving of energy resources could become an exporter of gas.
"Ukraine has great potential in the field of energy efficiency. According to our calculations, if Ukraine will reach the level of average efficiency in the European Union, it will have the opportunity to reduce the costs exactly as much as it consumes Spain, meaning it will become a gas exporter, " said Sefcovic at a press conference during the international conference in support of Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.
however, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in mid-April approved the gas balance to 2015 to reach 40 billion cubic meters imports in 25 billion cubic meters.
Own gas production in Ukraine in 2014, according to "Naftogaz" was 20, 5 billion cubic meters, including the capacity of the organization itself and independent producers.
in 2014, Ukraine has increased gas Imports from Europe by 59% to 5, 1 billion cubic meters. The import of gas from Russia in 2014 decreased in 1, 8 times - up to 14, 5 billion cubic meters.