Ukraine has completed the gas injection and the beginning of the selection of the underground gas storages (UGS), said the press Secretary of the organization "Ukrtransgaz" – transmission system operator Maxim Bilyavskiy.
"Today Ukraine stopped pumping gas and the beginning of the selection of storage facilities ", Greg said he in Facebook. According to the Bilyavskiy, daily mode (selection) – 1, 2 million cubic meters of gas. At the same time, he added, only underground storage is 14, 7 billion cubic meters, and 48% filled.
yesterday the head of Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that Russia is ready to provide gas supplies to Ukraine for injection into underground gas storage (UGS) in the presence of appropriate monetary resources in Kiev. On Thursday, the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine has sufficient reserves of natural gas and electricity during the heating period and are ready to him. Deputy head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Sergey Fracture said the country is in the heating season with stocks of 14, 7 billion cubic meters of gas, given the start of the heating season these savings to grow in practice will not. While Gazprom had previously stated that the target for Ukraine is at the level of 17 billion cubic meters. There noted that if the underground storage "Naftogaz" will not be filled to such a level, in case of a cold winter there will be problems. Last week the party, the Opposition bloc said about the possible disruption of the heating season in Ukraine due to insufficient reserves of gas and coal. On 1 October the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the Ukrainian authorities are hoping for a warm winter and you're not supposed to buy gas from Russia. As mentioned by the print edition OPINION, Ukraine threatens communal Abraham. In early autumn, the head of Ukrainian government, Vladimir Groisman said that Ukraine is working on the signing of an additional agreement for the purchase of gas from Russia, without this document, Kiev pump gas will not. In may in "Naftogaz of Ukraine" was considered a very substantial likelihood of refusal of purchases of gas in Russia before the end of the year if its cost will not be lower than in Europe. In the last month of summer, the head of Ministry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik said 1 thousand Cubic meters of gas from Europe to Kiev is 45% more expensive than possible purchases in Russia, but is the cost of "independence of Ukraine" with gas from Russia.