Ukrainian Naftogaz last month was pumped into the underground gas storage 3, 2 billion cubic meters of blue fuel, which is obliged to pay 1, 55 billion, the statistics of Association of European operators of underground gas storage facilities as of June 2.
as of the beginning of may in underground storage facilities of Ukraine has been downloaded 8, 523 billion cubic meters of gas. On 2 June in underground storage facilities of Ukraine is gas in the volume eleven, 747 billion cubic meters. Thus, the Ukrainian warehouse filled 36, 8%, ITAR-TASS reported. Based on the current gas price for Ukraine in 485, 5 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters, Naftogaz has pumped gas in the amount of 1, 554 billion. At the end of may, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller stated that " to 7 June Ukraine's commitments on payments for gas will exceed $ 5, $ 2 billion ". So, two-thirds of the gas imported from Russia in the past month, Ukraine has pumped into storage underground. In the same month, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Vitaly Markelov reported that the volume of injection Ukraine gas in UGS for uninterrupted transit in winter must be 18, 5 billion cubic meters. Ukraine offers 12 underground gas storage facilities with a total capacity of about 31 billion cubic meters. They are part of the system of gas supplies to Ukraine and gas transit through its territory to the European Union. On the first day of the week Gazprom announced the decision to postpone the introduction of the mode of advance payment for gas to Kiev from 3 to 9 June, provided that before this date will be paid delivered to Ukraine in may of blue fuel. It was once the energy Ministry has assured receipt of the translated Kiev 786, $ 4 million in repayment of debt for delivered in February and March of gas from Russia. Ukraine has said that they are willing to pay the debt to Russia for natural gas after confirmation rates further deliveries level 268, 5 dollars per thousand cubic meters. However, Gazprom's value from 1 April is $ 485. If the preliminary bill for June will not be paid in time, Russia may from 9 June to turn off the gas to Ukraine. It creates potential danger to the transit of gas from Russia to the European Union.