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Economy 2017-03-04T04:10:52+02:00
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Ukraine Underground Gas Storage Down 22.2% To 11.5 Billion c.m. Since Start Of Heating Season

Ukraine Underground Gas Storage Down 22.2% To 11.5 Billion c.m. Since Start Of Heating Season

Ukraine's natural gas inventory in the underground repositories reduced 22.2% (3,272.5 mcm (million cubic metres)) to 11,459.6 mcm for almost three months of the heating season (from October 12, 20165, when the net off-take exceeded the net pumping-in).

Ukrainian News Agency has seen current data by Ukrtransgaz, the operator of the national gas transport system.

As of January 8, the repositories were 37% full: by 11.8% (1,538.68 mcm) less than on January 8, 2016 (12,998.24 mcm).

In the first eight days of January, Ukraine used 490 mcm from underground repositories: January 1-3 the daily offtake stood at 43-50 mcm (holidays).

On January 4 and 5 it increased to 61-70 mcm, and on January 6, 7 and 8 jumped to 56-90 mcm owing to a cold spell.

Over the first eight days of January, Ukraine imported 384.873 mcm of gas and produced 453.387 mcm.

Over the first eight days of January, Ukraine transited 2,144.892 mcm (101 mcm towards Moldova).

On January 1 and 2, the daily transit stood at 246-247 mcm; from January 3 to 6 it was 255-280 mcm, and on January 7 and 8 increased to 290-298 mcm as the air temperatures plunged.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Ukraine had 11,949.63 mcm of gas stored in underground repositories as of the start of the year, 13.9% (1,928.53 mcm) less than on January 1, 2016 (13,878.16 mcm).

Naftogaz of Ukraine national joint-stock company says that the gas reserves in the underground repositories are enough for the heating season.

The company estimates that 7-8 billion c.m. is to be left by the end of the heating season in the underground repositories while the permissible value is 5 billion c.m.

In the 2015/16 cold season, Ukrtransgaz began actively taking off gas from the underground repositories on October 30, 2015 (when the reserves were 17,064.1 mcm) and ended on April 2016 (with the reserves of 8,437.5 mcm).

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