Ukraine raises gas imports by 39% in 11 months
Ukraine in January-November 2017 increased natural gas import by 39% (by 3.676 billion cubic meters) compared to the same period in 2016, to 13.095 billion cubic meters, according to data from PJSC Ukrtransgaz.
In particular, imports from Slovakia in January-November 2017 amounted to 9.239 billion cubic meters, Hungary to 2.702 billion cubic meters, and Poland to 1.154 billion cubic meters.
Imports in November 2017 amounted to 1.317 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 14.9% less than in November 2016.
At the same time, Ukraine has not been importing natural gas under the contract with PJSC Gazprom for more than two years (since November 26, 2015), purchasing resources exclusively on its western border.
As reported, Ukraine in 2016 reduced imports of natural gas by 32.7% (by 5.376 billion cubic meters) compared to 2015, to 11.078 billion cubic meters.