Ukraine has entered 2017 with natural gas stocks in its underground storage facilities being 11.993 billion cubic meters, public joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz has reported.
Gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities have declined by 18.6% since October 13, 2016 when the current heating season began, through December 31, 2016.
Current stocks are down by 14.3% YoY (13.995 billion cubic meters), but up by 4.6% than in 2014 (11.461 billion cubic meters).
In December 2016 1.569 billion cubic meters was pumped from the underground storage facilities (50.6 million cubic meters a day on average) and in November – 909.42 million cubic meters (30.31 million cubic meters a day).
In 2016 total gas pumping from gas storage facilities exceeded its pumping into them by 2 billion cubic meters: 8.391 billion and 6.389 billion respectively.
In 2016 the largest pumping from storage facilities was recorded in January (2.883 billion cubic meters or 61.09 million a day), and the largest pumping into the facilities – in August (1.894 billion cubic meters or 61.09 million a day). (Interfax/Business World Magazine)