Ukraine increased gas extraction from underground storage facilities

Ukraine increased gas extraction from underground storage facilities

KIEV, Feb 25 — RIA Novosti. The selection of gas from underground storages (UGS) in Ukraine due to the cold snap increased by seven percent to 101 million cubic meters, said on Sunday Advisor to the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Maxim bielawski.

Intense cold has come to Ukraine. According to forecasts Ukrgidromettsentra, the temperature at output in the country will fall in some places up to 21-22 degrees Celsius and Monday in some areas the night will be to 25 degrees below zero.

“Ukraine due to the cold snap… has increased the selection of gas from storage on 7%, to 101 million cubic meters (this mode for the first time in the last year),” wrote bielawski on his page in Facebook.

He said that the daily consumption of gas in Ukraine increased to 170 million cubic meters. Last year this figure, according to him, was 138 million cubic meters.

“The remaining needs are covered by domestic gas production (57 million cubic meters) and imports from Europe (16 million cubic meters),” said bielawski.

According to “Ukrtransgaz”, the volume of gas in underground storages (UGS) of Ukraine as of 21 February amounted to 10,715 billion cubic meters, down for the day by 0.87%.