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 assistance of $ 1 billion, Without it - only 14, 5 billion cubic meters, said the country's energy Minister Volodymyr demchyshyn at a press conference on Tuesday.
"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 is 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 level 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.
"We hope that the resource is in the amount of $ 1 billion for the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities will be provided under the guarantee of the country. In the budget for such guarantee has been scheduled. All the tools To do this, the question is to get liquidity, " added the Minister.
After another unsuccessful tripartite gas talks on 30 June Ukraine has suspended the purchase of gas from Russia to agree on the terms of delivery, and currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. At the same time Ukraine is actively seeking funds To purchase the required amount of gas and pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter season.
Deputy head of "Naftogaz" Sergey Conover July 16, said that "Naftogaz" in September-October, hopes to get to these goals the EBRD loan of 300 million dollars, but IFC can give credit in the same amount of European suppliers of gas that they pumped the fuel in Ukrainian gas storage facilities. Demchyshyn said that Kyiv expects to receive these funds until August.
The Minister also said that currently in Ukraine working group of canadian and American energy experts, which is preparing a crisis management plan in the autumn-winter season." for two to three weeks they will generate a detailed document, which will provide advice about what to do