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Ukraine gradually boosts gas imports from Slovakia

Ukraine has increased the daily volume of reverse gas flow from Slovakia to 38 million cubic metres.

Ukraine gradually boosts gas imports from Slovakia

Slovak pipeline operator Eustream reported on August 1, 2016, that Ukraine has increased the daily volume of reverse gas flow from Slovakia to 38 million cubic metres.

According to the association of European operators of underground gas storage facilities (GSE), as of August 1, 2016, there were 10.712 billion cubic meters of gas in Ukrainian underground storage facilities.

Since July 2016 Ukraine has started full-scale gas import for its underground gas storage facilities. In August it plans to buy around 1,5 billion cubic metres of gas, in September – almost 2 billion.

Ukraninan Ukrtransgaz, state-owned operator of the gas transportation system, reported that the overall gas import from Europe accounts for around 38 mln cubic metres as of July 30. This amount includes over 30 million cubic metres from Slovakia, over 4 million cubic metres from Poland and over 2 million cubic metres from Hungary.

In this regard some of Ukranian media-sources cheery reporting that no Russian natural gas has been imported into Ukraine for 249 days.


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