Gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities declined by 38.6%, to 9.044 billion cubic meters since October 13, 2016 when the current heating season began, through February 11.
Ukraine withdrew 87.94 million cubic meters from underground storage on February 11, and a total of 840.54 million cubic meters on February 1 through February 11 (74,41 million cubic meters/day on average), Ukrtransgaz, which operates the country’s pipelines and storage facilities, said in a statement.
Withdrawals amounted to 2.102 billion cubic meters in January (67.8 million cubic meters/day on average), 1.569 billion cubic meters in December 2016 (50.6 million cubic meters/day) and 909.42 million cubic meters in November 2016 (30.31 million cubic meters/day).
Last year, Ukraine withdrew 46.27 million cubic meters of gas from underground storage on February 11, when stocks amounted to 10.613 billion cubic meters. It withdrew 61.53 million cubic meters on February 11, 2015, when stocks totaled 8.725 billion cubic meters.
As of February 11, daily imports of gas were 48.406 million cubic meters, of which 41.312 million cubic meters from Slovakia, 3.136 million cubic meters from Hungary and 3.958 million cubic meters from Poland. Ukraine has not imported gas from Russia since November 26, 2015.
Gas production in Ukraine on February 11, was 56.889 million cubic meters, of which Ukrgazvydobuvannia produced 40.991 million cubic meters, Ukrnafta – 3.356 million cubic meters and other companies – 12.542 million cubic meters. Overall production in the first 11 days of February was 623.6 million cubic meters.
Transit via Ukraine’s gas transport system was 3.201 billion cubic meters in the period of February 1-11, corresponding to a monthly rate of about 8.1 billion cubic meters. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)