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“Gazprom”: gas reserves in Ukraine fell almost to the level of the beginning of injection


MOSCOW, Dec 15 Gas reserves in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities have dropped almost to the level of the beginning of injection, and in Europe a third of the volume filled in the summer has been taken, Gazprom said. 5 percent (19.9 billion cubic meters) less than last year's level, “the company's official Telegram channel says. They added that fuel reserves in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities dropped to 15.34 billion cubic meters, which is 39.2 percent less than last year. or by 9.9 billion cubic meters. “Thus, almost all the gas pumped in during preparation for winter has been raised from the storage facilities of Ukraine,” Gazprom stressed. The Baltics asks Russia to save it from frostKiev has not been buying fuel from Russia directly since the end of 2015, but receives it through the so-called virtual reverse, taking it from transit volumes heading to Europe. It is cheaper than physical reverse, but more expensive than direct deliveries. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian authorities say that importing gas directly from Russia would jeopardize the country's sovereignty. By the end of October, natural gas reserves in Ukraine's UGS facilities stood at around 18.5 billion cubic meters, more than a third less than last year. At the same time, as of November 9, volumes decreased to 17.6 billion. The European gas market remains unstable. Back in early August, gas supply contracts were traded at $ 515 per thousand cubic meters, but in October the price for them reached a historical maximum of $ 1937. Experts attributed the growth to the low occupancy rate of underground storage facilities on the continent, as well as to high demand for LNG in Asia. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine explained the initiative to purchase gas for TPP and CHP

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