Ukraine will be able to accumulate in underground storage For the upcoming heating season 19 billion cubic meters of gas subject to the receipt of financial aid in $ 1 billion, Without it – only 14, 5 billion cubic meters, said the Minister of energy Vladimir Demchyshyn.
"We plan before the beginning of the heating season in Accordance with the balance sheet to upload to 19 billion cubic meters of gas. It can be technologically. The main problem – in the availability of funds. Without attracting significant resources from the outside, We have the internal resources and tools that you have At this point of time, before the heating season can reach the level of 14. 5 billion in order to increase the stock to 19 billion, by itself, need another $ 1 billion, which We are currently engaged in dialogues, – said Demchyshyn.
He said that the Ministry has raised the issue of the allocation and funds from the state budget, but as long as this initiative has not found support in the government. Demchyshyn has informed that now in warehouses has accumulated 1, 658 million tonnes of coal against 3, 427 million tonnes the year before. Every day the power company burn about 80-85 thousand tons of coal, the same number (85 to 90 thousand Tons) is supplied on a daily basis, reports the news Agency. The head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak believes that if Ukraine will not have time to accumulate enough reserves of natural gas in underground storage in the winter there will be a risk For uninterrupted supply of gas from Russia through Ukraine to the European Union. Novak noted that to start filling in UGS Russian gas, Naftogaz has already in the last month of summer, if he wishes to survive the winter Without crises. Ukrainian gas company must be done before the middle of December to upload to store underground 19 billion cubic meters of gas, said the Head of the Ministry of energy. 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. On 3 July 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.