Novak: Ukraine for the winter need to accumulate another 5-6 billion cubic meters of gas
SIMFEROPOL, 3 Aug - RIA Novosti/Prime. Ukraine risk-free for the autumn-winter period it is necessary to accumulate in underground storage for another 5-6 billion cubic meters of gas, said Last news the Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
Answering the question, is there any hope that in the fourth quarter of Ukraine to resume gas purchases from Russia, Novak said: "the Word hope is not applicable here. We believe that they must buy gas to be pumped into UGS another 5-6 billion cubic meters of gas. If this does not happen, there are risks. Will they buy or not depends on them. As We hear the last statement of our Ukrainian colleagues - they simply have no money. Now they are looking for money to buy ".
The volume of gas in UGS of Ukraine on 31 July was 12, 969 billion cubic meters.
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. According to various estimates, the country ought to accumulate in their own UGS about 19 billion cubic meters of gas.
Deputy head of "Naftogaz" Sergey Conover July 16, declared 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.