MOSCOW, 10 Mar RIA Novosti/Prime. The volume of gas in underground storage of Ukraine on 9 March was 7, 914 billion cubic meters, a decrease for day 0, 3%, inform the data on the Internet representation of the Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE).
according to the information of the GSE, the level of storage has decreased to 24, 77% 24 85% of the position on March 8, when in Ukrainian underground storage facilities was 7, 938 billion cubic meters of gas. The sixth of March, the level of the Ukrainian underground storage fell below 8 billion cubic meters.
at the end of February, the Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the Russian Federation considers a high risk of selection Ukraine gas transit, as in its underground storage only 2-3 billion cubic meters of active gas.
Novak recalled that 5-6 billion cubic meters of 8 billion cubic meters, is the so-called buffer gas, which must continuously be in UGS - it cannot be used. Ukraine since October 20 last year started off gas from the storage facilities in connection with the beginning of the heating season. Gas supplies from Russia, discontinued since mid-June because of the billions of dollars of debt Kiev resumed on 9 December, after receiving Gazprom pre-payment.