Ukraine used 1 billion cubic meters of gas in six weeks of heating season

Between Oct. 13 and Nov. 26, 2016 Ukraine used almost 1 billion cubic meters of gas from its subsurface storage, decreasing its gas reserves by 6.8 percent.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by Interfax-Ukraine.

According to data by Ukrtranshaz, current level of Ukraine's gas reserves is 13.736 billion cubic meters in its subsurface storage.

Ukraine imports gas from such countries as Slovakia, Hungary, Poland in the amount of 52.59 million cubic meters per day. Ukraine hasn't been importing Russian gas since Nov. 26, 2015.

Ukrainian companies such as Ukrhazvydobuvannia, Ukrnafta and others extract gas in Ukraine in the amount of 56.427 million cubic meters daily.

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The country's gas transit systems has seen high volume of gas transit recently. In November, Ukraine transited 7.293 billion cubic meters of gas.

The heating season took off in Ukraine in mid October. According to forecasts, the country's heating plants will need gas deliveries for heating purposes at the level of 40-42 million cubic meters daily until March 1. This figure will lower to 27 million after March 1.

Naftohaz of Ukraine says that the subsurface gas storage volume is enough for this heating season and assures they have technical possibilities for additional import if needed in case of harsh winter. Ukrainian weather forecast service says the heating season will last for 160-180 days.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n416795