The consumption of natural gas in Ukraine for 10 months of current year has decreased on 19, 4% mostly due to the decline of industry and reduce consumption, said the press service of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of the country.
"according to the results of January-October industrial enterprises spent $ 24, 1% less gas than the same period last year, and the population and budgetary institutions consumed less natural gas in 21, 5% ", – leads the Ukrainian Ministry of coal industry information Agency. In addition, it took less gas and utilities (CTV)" CTV – -7, 2%, expenses on production and process needs of the plants decreased by eleven, 9% ", - has told in the Ministry.
"as of 1 November, the debts for consumed natural gas within the country (with account of debts of previous periods) have reached 36 billion hryvnia (1, 58 billion dollars), Usually the level of calculations for gas ranges from 73% (population) to 88, 1% (industry) ", – explained in the Ministry. On Tuesday, the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that Ukraine paid for gas would last only four day-to Saturday, November 14. On the first day of the week it was declared that the accumulation in underground gas storages of Ukraine decreased to 16, 998 billion cubic meters. The head of Ministry of state Vladimir Demchyshyn on 6 November said that Ukraine is prepared for a possible force majeure on gas supplies from Russia next winter, having bought more than 1 billion cubic meters of gas more than in the previous heating season. November 3, Demchyshyn said that Gazprom set the price for gas from Russia allows Kiev to buy natural gas in the volumes required, and gives the opportunity to count on the planned passage of the heating season. While Kiev nourishes the hope that in 2016 the cost for gas from Russia will be lower than 227 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. October 27, Demchyshyn has acknowledged that his country till the end of the year will not be able to accumulate in underground storages need for the winter season to 19 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. Along with this, Ukraine began massive deforestation for firewood, as well as among them protected. Trees are felled even in the region of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In Kiev, now about 165 homes still remain without heat.