Ukraine came out of the winter of 2017 with reserves of natural gas in its underground storage facilities in the amount of 8 billion 313,03 million cubic meters , which is by 43.6% (6,419 billion cubic meters) less than at the beginning of the heating season.
According to Ukrtransgas, in particular, on 28 February the daily selection was 25, and 58 million cubic m, and in General, in February, he made 1 billion 571,53 million cubic meters (average 56.1 million cubic meters/day).
The selection of gas from storage a year ago – February 29, 2016 – was 40,46 million cubic meters with reserves of 10 billion of 21.36 million cubic meters, and two years ago – 28 Feb 2015 – 27, and 34 million cubic meters in reserves of 8 billion 170,89 million cubic meters.
As reported, the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” is considered formed in the underground storage of gas reserves sufficient for passage of the heating season and declare that they have the technical capacity for additional imports in case of severe winter. According to the calculations, the NAK at the end of the heating season in the vaults will still be 7-8 billion cubic meters with an acceptable value of 5 billion cubic meters.
In 2016, the total selection of gas from storage exceeded its pumping 2 billion cubic meters of natural Selection at the end of last year amounted to 8 billion 390,68 million cubic meters, pumping in 6 billion 388,74 million cubic meters.
Ukraine began selection of gas from underground storage facilities during the heating season 2015/2016 years from 30 October 2015, subject to availability reserves in the amount of 17 billion 064,1 million cubic meters of gas, has completed its 6 April 2016, with reserves of 8 billion 437,5 million cubic meters.
Ukraine began selection of gas from underground storage facilities during the heating season 2014/2015 October 20, 2014 in the presence of reserves in the amount of 16 billion 749,6 million cubic meters of gas, has completed its 10 April 2015 with reserves of 7 billion 609,2 million cubic meters.
Ukrtransgaz, 100% owned by NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, operates a system of trunk pipelines and 12 underground gas storages of the country with a total capacity of 31 billion cubic meters.
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