"Naftogaz of Ukraine" hopes by the end of October to accumulate in underground storages 17 billion cubic meters of gas, said the head of "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev at a meeting of the anti-crisis energy headquarters on Thursday.
"according to our calculations at the end of the month the accumulation of gas in UGS facilities will exceed 17 billion cubic meters, which will be more than last year and that gives us against the chance of success of passing of this autumn-winter season," he said.
according to information on the Internet office of the Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE), the volume of gas in UGS Ukraine on 14 October was fifteen, 889 billion cubic meters, fill level of the storage has reached 51, 34%.
in winter gas package, which Ukraine, Russia and the EC was initialled on 25 September, agreed to purchase by Naftogaz from Gazprom 2 billion cubic meters on a credit of five hundred million dollars, raised through the EC. During the winter package, the Government of the Russian Federation provided Ukraine a discount on the fourth quarter is around $ 20 USD per thousand cubic meters. Itself the contract value is 248-252 dollars per thousand cubic meters, said the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.