Ukraine increased the purchase of gas by 44%

Gas production in January-September remained at level of last year.

For the nine months Ukraine imported 11.6 billion cubic meters of gas, representing a 44% increase compared to the same period in 2018, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to ZN.UA.

“On October 1 (fourth autumn) Ukraine has for 1407 days does not import gas for its needs from Russia. During this period, the volumes of gas came exclusively from EU countries”, — stated in the message.

In the company specify that the transit of gas through Ukraine from Russia to European countries and Moldova since the beginning of the year at 64.3 bn cubic m (growth in comparison with January-September last year by 0.9 billion cubic metres, or 1%).

In underground storage for the nine months injected 11.8 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 34% higher than the same time in 2018. The selection of UGS decreased by 29% and amounted to 5.1 billion cubic meters of gas. On October 1, in UGS of Ukraine has accumulated 20.5 billion kubometrov gas, which is 26% higher than a year ago.

In “Ukrtransgaz” note that the volume of natural gas production compared to last year has not changed on 1 October and amounted to 15.5 billion cubic meters.

Total gas consumption in Ukraine decreased by 7% and amounted to 17.9 billion cubic meters of gas. The use of gas for production-technological expenditures (PTO) — decreased by 4% and amounted to 2.7 billion cubic meters.

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It was reported that as of July 24, Ukraine has filled its underground gas storage by 50% to 15,320 billion cubic meters And total in January-July 2019 Ukraine increased natural gas imports by 36.1% (to 2 billion 15.7 million cubic meters) compared with the same period of 2018 to 7 billion 593,3 million cubic meters.

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