The head of the organization "Ukrtransgaz" Igor Prokopiv said, according to the summary data, in Ukraine involved only 10% of the capacity of pumping gas, respectively, about 90% of gas pumping units, ensuring the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine, are idle.
"From 702 pumping units including a maximum of 50-80 ", - said Igor Prokopiv in conversation corporate edition " Pipeline transport ", which cites RIA " Novosti ".
"There is no such need for compressor stations and in the current number of employees, so We are on the threshold of great change," explained the head of " Ukrtransgaz ". According to him, currently the Company is at a crossroads and can not prepare its development strategy for the next 5 years, because until now not decided on the main direction – " We are transit countries or transit countries "." We write the strategy with the transit without transit. Expected this year, the transit in the amount of 50 billion cubic meters of gas ", - said Prokopiv. He States that the transit of gas through Ukrainian territory is maintained in a stable mode: daily pumped over 220 million cubic meters of blue fuel (for comparison, the first shipments reached 300 million cubic meters per day). Recall, on Tuesday, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kyiv guarantee the transit of gas at the conclusion of tripartite agreements with the Russian Federation and the European Commission (EC) on last year's conditions. First on Tuesday, the press service of "Ukrtransgaz" said the reduction in the rate of injection of natural gas into its underground storage from 30 to 20 million cubic meters per day. On the first day of the week it was announced that the Ukrainian government established a stabilization energy Fund at $ 1 billion, to fill which will be external creditors under the state guarantees. The Fund intended for the purchase of gas for European credit Funds to fill underground storage facilities By the beginning of the heating season. On 2 July the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of energy Vladimir Demchyshyn said that By the beginning of the heating season Ukraine only through purchases in the European Union, without supplies From Russia, will be able to accumulate in underground gas storages 18 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. The Minister said, because it is much more 16, 6 billion cubic meters, which Ukraine joined in the last heating season. Last week it was announced that the European Bank for restoration and development (EBRD) plans to invest in 2015 to about $ 1 billion in the Ukrainian economy, as well as among them in the gas sector, subject to the implementation of Kiev reforms. By the beginning of the second half of October Ukraine should have in UGS 18–20 billion cubic meters of gas for the normal passage of winter and the opportunity to purchase imported gas in the winter. Money from the EU will be enough to purchase 4 billion cubic meters of gas at a price of $ 247 per thousand cubic meters. The price has made the initiative of Gazprom in the 3rd quarter of 2015 (with a discount of $ 40), reversible gas costs the same. June 30 "Naftogaz of Ukraine" said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases From Russia – and political grounds for this. International monetary Fund (IMF) and Ukraine reached agreement on the level of experts on the allocation of Kiev loan in 1, 7 billion. However, the IMF first said no longer willing to allocate money to pay for fuel. To the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was presented with a draft law on ratification of the Memorandum, according to which the EU will give Kiev more 1, 8 billion euros in credit. Along with this, the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine is not able to afford to pay for servicing the debt, accumulated over three years.