The Cabinet of Ministers instructed to have at least 17 billion cubic meters of gas in the UGS facility by the beginning of the heating season

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine instructed to ensure the availability of natural gas stocks in the country's underground storage facilities (UGS) in the amount of at least 17 billion cubic meters by mid-October, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to the plan for preparing for the 2021/2022 heating season approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers No.586-r of June 9, 2021, Operator GTS of Ukraine LLC, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Economy, as well as NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and JSC Ukrtransgaz by its agreement.

According to the operational data of Ukrtransgaz, as of June 9, 2021, 15.79 billion cubic meters were accumulated in the underground storage facilities of Ukraine. m of natural gas and the average daily injection in June is about 16.5 million cubic meters. m in the absence of imports, due to domestic production.

Thus, even the current June average daily injection during the 127 days remaining until October 15 will allow the government to fulfil the task set by the government to fill the UGS facilities in Ukraine. Such a bar from the CMU will not require GTSOU and NJSC to make significant investments for the import of gas.

Ukraine left the 2020/2021 heating season with 15.291 billion cubic meters of stocks (April 29), 2019/2020 – 15.784 billion cubic meters (March 26), 2018/2019 season – 8.745 billion cubic meters (April 4), 2018/2019 season – 7.435 billion cubic meters (April 8), 2017/2018 season – 8.1 billion cubic meters m (22 March), 2016/2017 season – 8.438 billion cubic meters (April 6).

As reported, Ukrtransgaz would repair the equipment of two UGS facilities worth UAH 40 million.

Tags: The Cabinet of Ministers, gas, Naftogaz, Ukrtransgaz, UGSF, import, heating season, stocks, volumes, natural gas

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