The head of "Naftogaz" of Ukraine Andriy KOBOLEV said that gas injection into storage underground (UGS) may be jeopardized due to lack of funds For its purchase.
he reported that For filling UGS ten billion cubic meters of raw materials you need about a billion credits.
KOBOLEV told that Kiev has imported 20% more gas than last year, and if we continue at this pace, by the beginning of the heating season, you can go " to the required level - 20 billion cubic meters."
The goal of 20 billion cubic metres as before explained the Head of the NAC, identified as a reserve in case Russia in 2020 will stop the transit of blue fuel through the territory of Ukraine.
According to the head of "Naftogaz" for the first supplied by gas, heat producers and suppliers of fuel to the population owes 61, 4 billion hryvnia (2, 3 billion dollars), which is two times more than necessary, " to prepare for winter."
Lack of funds due to the requirement of the Cabinet of Ministers to pay 90% of the profit of the organization in the form of dividends, "besides before the end of June," said KOBOLEV.
"We have to choose between dividends now or fall protection. Part of the state factories, the government agreed to pay only 30% of the profits. We could at least installment, as long as we don't start to sell gas. The second way is to attract credit funds. For this you need the permission and active involvement of the government as our sole shareholder ", - explained the Head of the organization.