Gazprom is ready to increase the Pumping of gas into storage under the earth Europe, said on the last working day of the week the head of the organization, Aleksey Miller, adding that it's not completely remove the risks of gas transit through Ukraine this winter.
" Pumped storage under the ground in the European Union of its own gas Gazprom has already started. I can say That we have, as Gazprom, the operational reserve of gas in the square of the EU more than 2, 6 billion cubic meters. How much we will be able to upload? I think That we will be able to upload more than 5 billion cubic meters ", - said Miller on the results of annual shareholders meeting of Gazprom, RIA " Novosti." There is, accordingly, score maximum daily selection, which we will be able to provide at the expense of its own gas from subways in the European Union - this is the maximum somewhere 54-55 million cubic meters a day, " He added." I can say That we are considering the possibilities of further increase of pumping gas into underground storage facilities in the European Union, but it is not completely removes the risks of transit Ukraine this winter 2014-2015, " said Miller. He also said That the gas from Russia to Ukrainian pipe will be, but is still not clear, in what quantities." As for gas from Russia, without a doubt, Ukraine without gas from Russia could not do. About this state and political figures in Ukraine, for this reason gas from Russia, of course, in Ukrainian pipe will be, " said Miller. He also added That it was unclear how much gas from Russia will be in the pipe. Gazprom has expressed interest in increasing its gas reserves in the European UGS due to the gas conflict with Ukraine. After long and fruitless negotiations with Gazprom on June 16, translated Naftogaz for prepayment, and now in the Ukrainian gas transport system are only transit volumes destined for Europe. As long as the transit is carried out in contractual options, however, and Gazprom, and the European Commission consider issues in winter, when Ukraine will spend accumulated in their own UGS reserves. First Chapter of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan said That Kiev to the beginning of the winter heating season (to fifteen October) will have time to accumulate in underground storages (UGS) 20 billion cubic meters of gas, necessary for uninterrupted transit to the European Union. Currently, the country has accumulated in underground storage of gas to 14 billion cubic meters. The head of Naftogaz Andrey Kovalev said That Ukraine daily pumped into storage underground (UGS) 22-25 million cubic meters of gas. According to him, pumping gas goes through a reverse supply and own production.