In the period from January to July 2015, Ukraine imported 10, seven billion cubic meters of natural gas, of which 64% (6, 9 billion cubic metres) - from EU countries, informs on the first day of the week, the press service of " Ukrtransgaz ".
in the message the press service of "Ukrtransgaz" reported that in January-July of this year were imported 32% more gas than in the same period of 2014.
"after 7 months of 2015 through the Ukrainian gas transportation system was transported 35, 6 billion cubic Meters of gas to European customers – is only 17% less than in the same period last year ", - reports the press service of " Ukrtransgaz "." according to operational information of the Central dispatch Department, as of Monday morning of natural Gas for European customers is transported according to the submitted applications in the amount of 239, 3 million cubic meters, up 67% on August 03, 2014 ", - is informed in the report. However, on the last working day of the week the operators of gas transmission systems of the three countries (Gaz-System, FGSZ and Eustream) showed data about the fact that imports of European gas to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in July amounted to 568, 3 million cubic meters in June, Ukraine imported 790, 2 million cubic Meters of gas from Europe, the reverse gas supplies from Europe to Ukraine decreased in July in 1, 4 times. Ukrtransgaz on July 21 said that Ukraine has increased gas imports from Slovakia to 24 million cubic meters a day, that is almost 40%. The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the process of speech in Parliament said Ukraine 70% is provided by gas from the European Union. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact it's the same Gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev. Europe actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storages due to restrictions on the supply of Russian gas and reverse gas supplies to Ukraine." 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.