Ukraine's demand for imported gas now accounts for 15–18 billion cubic meters per year, Ukraine was deprived of critical dependence on gas supplies from Russia, to the audited report of Naftogaz in 2014.
"Until 2014, Ukraine could import Gas from Europe only in small amounts – from Poland (To 1, 5 billion cubic meters per year) and from Hungary (up To 5, 5 billion cubic meters per year). But the opening last year of new direction imports of gas from Slovakia Ukraine expanded the possibilities of imports from the EU to fifteen billion cubic meters ", – the results of a report by RIA " Novosti ".
"Comparing the capacity of gas routes from Europe with a total demand of Ukraine for gas imports, which At the moment time is 15–18 billion cubic meters per year, we can conclude that Ukraine in fact lost their critical dependence on gas supplies from Russia ", – according to the document. On the first day of the week a source close to the EU leadership, said that in winter Ukraine will need to purchase Gas from Russia, because technically all the needs of the country in blue fuel does not have the ability to be covered by the supply of the reverse from EU countries. On the first day of the week the Head of Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. According to Ukrtransgaz, the accumulation of natural gas in underground gas storages (UGS) of Ukraine exceeded fifteen, 5 billion cubic meters, from 1 to 26 September, they were downloaded more than 1 billion cubic meters of fuel. On the first day weekend the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 To 7 billion cubic meters of gas. The head of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev on the first day of the week said about the talks with European partners on reducing Gas prices and the possibility of reduction depending on the volume of purchases in reverse. In the 3rd quarter Ukraine buys Gas from Russia. Kiev was not satisfied with the price, even with the discount. The price for Gas for Kiev in the fourth quarter with the discount will be about 227, 36 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Remember, Russia, Ukraine and the EC initialled a Protocol on winter gas package, according to which the European Union has pledged to allocate to Kiev for the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities more than five hundred million dollars. Kiev informs that has already received the money. Thus, According to a source close to the leadership of the EU " the European Commission is working with international financial institutions, so that with their help we were able to provide five hundred million dollars Before the end of the year." 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 traders resell the EU to Kiev. According to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Gas that Ukraine receives reverse gas supplies is more expensive than the cost to consumers by 20–30% than Russian. Europe is actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storage facilities due to restrictions on Russian gas supplies and reverse-flow gas supplies to Ukraine.