Ukraine reduces gas production by 0.4% in two months
Ukraine reduced gas production by 0.4% year-on-year in January-February 2017, to 3.326 billion cubic meters (bcm), the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Naftogaz enterprises reduced gas production by 1.4%, to 2.616 bcm, including 2.404 bcm by Ukrgazvydobuvannia, down 1.2%, and 211 million cubic meters (mcm) by Ukrnafta, down 4.1%.
In addition, state-owned PJSC Chornomornaftogaz produced 1.5 mcm at the Strilkove field in Kherson region (the continental shelf in the Sea of Azov). The previous field operator was PrJSC Plast under an agreement on joint operations.
Other oil and gas companies operating in Ukraine raised output by 3.3%, to 709.9 mcm. The biggest gas producers among them in January-February were Naftogazvydobuvannia with 270.38 mcm (up 9.8%), Esko-Pivnich with 102.077 mcm (down 13%), PrJSC Ukrnaftoburinnia with 63.125 mcm (up 49.6%), PrJSC Natural Resources with 36.47 mcm (up 1.2%), KUB-Gas LLC with 31.031 mcm (down 16.1%), and JV Poltava Petroleum Company with 29.69 mcm (up 0.8%).
Ukraine produced 19.987 bcm of gas in 2016, 0.5% more than in 2015. Naftogaz Ukrainy reduced production by 0.8%, to 15.9 bcm.