Ukraine boosts gas imports from Europe 30% in Jan-Feb
Ukraine imported 2.82 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from Europe in January-February 2017, up 30% year-on-year, the gas pipeline operator Ukrtransgaz has said.
Interfax-Ukraine calculates that this included 2.408 bcm of gas from Slovakia, 179.9 million cubic meters (mcm) from Hungary and 232 mcm from Poland.
Ukraine imported 1.37 bcm of gas from Europe in February alone, up 9% from 1.254 bcm in the same month last year.
Daily imports of natural gas from Europe are averaging at 50 mcm, according to preliminary information.
Ukraine is only importing gas via its western border - it has not imported gas from Russia's Gazprom since November 26, 2015.
Ukraine slashed gas imports 32.7% last year compared with 2016 to 11.078 bcm.