Ukraine will host the next heating season without Russian gas, hopes Demchyshyn

The current autumn-winter season will be without gas purchases from Russia, maybe Russian gas do not have to buy for the coming winter, said the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn at a government meeting on Thursday, 11 fierce 2016, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«Can’t even, and go … Very good chance (about next winter — ed.) that also do not have (to buy gas from the Russian Federation — ed.)», — he said.

As reported, Ukraine in 2015, reduced imports of natural gas 15.9% (3.1 billion cubic meters) compared to 2014 year – on-year to 16.4 billion cubic meters.

Imports of gas from Russia in 2015 amounted to 6.1 billion cubic meters, which is 2.4 times less than at the end of 2014 (14.5 billion cubic meters).

«Russia thought that will put us on our knees, offered gas at 212 (dollars per thousand cubic meters, while gas from the EU is less than 200 — ed.). I have instructed the Minister’s calling to Russia, says: «No, your gas, we will not take» — said in late January the President Petro Poroshenko.

According to him, Ukraine buys gas in Europe, which cost cheaper than the Russian.

«Today we experienced the first winter without Russian gas», — he added.

The purchase of Russian gas completely stopped the end of November 2015.

Now Ukraine buys European «blue fuel» at the price of 190 U.S. dollars per cubic meter.




Ukraine will host the next heating season without Russian gas, hopes Demchyshyn 12.02.2016

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