Ukraine reduced natural gas imports in the first nine months of 2015 21, 7% compared With the same period last year, to 12, 6 billion cubic meters, said the press service of the operator of the national gas transport system Ukrtransgaz.
"From January to September of the current year through the territory of the European Union was imported 8, 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, which is four times more compared to the similar period of last year. For comparison, in the first nine months of this year Russia received 3, 8 billion cubic meters ", – the news Agency said the organization.
Ukraine currently imports natural gas through the territory of Slovakia, stressed the press service." in Slovak gas transport corridor for one year of operation from Europe (since September 2, 2014) imported more than eleven billion cubic meters of fuel, "– stated in the "Ukrtransgaz". Yesterday the Ministry said that Ukraine has accumulated in its own storage fifteen. 8 bn cubic meters of gas, stocking up for September 1, 2 billion cubic meters. Russia, Ukraine and the EC on September 25, initialled a tripartite Protocol on winter package of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. According to the agreements reached in Brussels, Ukraine has assumed obyazatelstva to buy from Russia to 2 billion cubic meters of gas. Funding for these supplies will be provided through a credit of five hundred million dollars raised by Ukraine with the help of the EC. Russia will give Ukraine a discount to the contract price of gas in the amount of about 20 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk before reported that Kiev until the end of the year need For gas injection into UGS 1, 3 billion dollars, of which five hundred million dollars already have 300 million Ukraine expects from the EBRD, another five hundred million dollars from the WB. We will add that on October 3 the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak called the gas price For Ukraine – it will be about 230 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters With the discount. The contract value depending on the calorific value of gas is 248-252 dollar. Russia is ready to supply Ukraine with natural gas in all announced and paid its volume. The head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine considers the price of gas from Russia to 227, 37 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters is adequate.