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 Ukraine pumps up import of gas through Slovakia to maximum, - Yatseniuk

Ukraine has increased the use of the Vojany-Uzhgorod gas pipeline, through which it receives gas from Slovakia, to 100 percent.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax, the prime minister announced it at a joint press conference with Slovac Prime Minister Robert Fico in Bratislava on Thursday.

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"Over the past several weeks, we have significantly increased the purchase of gas and have virtually reached a 100 percent capacity (of the Vojany-Uzhgorod gas pipeline - ed.). "The volume of purchased gas depends on several factors. The first factor is internal consumption (naturally, it is rather low during summer period). Secondly, it is price. The difference in prices between that at the beginning of the year and the current moment is already $30 per 1,000 cubic meters. Taking into account these two factors, we have decided to increase the reverse gas flow from Slovakia to the maximum," Yatseniuk said.

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As reported earlier, Ukraine can import gas from the EU through the Vojany-Uzhgorod pipeline which daily capacity is 40-41 billion cubic meters a day. In May-July 2015, Ukraine used only 45-60 percent of its capacity.
 
 
 
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