Ukraine freezes preparation For the autumn-winter period, the filling of gas in Ukrainian UGS continues to slow, said the information Department of the JSC " Gazprom ".
"If in June of the current year the number of daily downloads has reached 73, 1 million cubic meters, as of 6 July fell to 13, 8 million cubic meters. The decrease is more than five times", - has declared to the newspaper VIEW in Gazprom. July 7, the press service of the organization "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 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. 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.