MOSCOW, 25 Sep - RIA Novosti/Prime. The volume of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine on September 25, amounted to fifteen, 522 billion cubic meters, having increased for days on 0, 3%, inform the data of Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE).
according to the information of the GSE, the filling level of stores increased to 50, 15% from 50% as of September 24, when in Ukrainian underground storage facilities was fifteen, 475 billion cubic meters of gas.
After another fruitless trilateral gas talks 30 June, Ukraine has suspended gas purchases from the Russian Federation to agree on the delivery conditions and currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. According to " Ukrtransgaz ", Ukraine for January-August 2015 imported eleven, 8 billion cubic meters of gas, 8 billion cubic meters from Europe.
Kiev is now experiencing a shortage of funds for the injection of gas into storage under the ground to prepare for the heating season. According to various estimates, Ukraine need to save up about 19 billion cubic meters of gas.
in Vienna September eleven were held dialogues of the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak and Vice-President of the European Commission on energosoiuz Maro? ?ef?ovi?. During the meeting managed to come to a consensus about the main principles of the tripartite Protocol. For example, the EC ensured that in the near future, European financial institutions will provide Ukraine with five hundred million dollars to fix its UGS 2 billion cubic meters of gas.
These funds will be directly transferred to " Gazprom ", which has the gas and will be bought. As said on September 16 the head of the organization Alexei Miller, Gazprom agreed with Ukraine's principled bilateral issues on gas supplies from Russia, waiting for the return of supplies from 1 October. On the last working day of the week, September 25, will be a trilateral meeting of Russia, Ukraine and the EC on winter gas package, the result of which may be the signing of the Protocol on natural gas deliveries in the upcoming heating season.