President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at a joint press conference of the Ukraine-EU summit said that the EU and Ukraine had agreed to work out "all scenarios" for the development of events around gas supplies to Ukraine, Ekonomichna Pravda reports.
She stressed that developments in the gas market were the subject of discussion during the summit.
“I understand your concern about gas supplies, and this is an issue not only for this winter but also for the future. And the task for the Commission is to work out all the scenarios together with Ukraine,” she said, adding that this means working out the possibility of a larger volume of gas reverse through the Slovakian GTS.
The EU also plans to actively use the Ukrainian gas transportation infrastructure. “We should also study the issue of using underground gas storage facilities in Ukraine,” she said.
Ursula von der Leyen also advised Kyiv to focus on improving energy efficiency.
To recap, in September the average price of gas imports to Ukraine increased by almost 27%.
Earlier, the US State Department reported that work on the preparation of sanctions against Nord Stream 2 had already begun.