Ukraine boosts gas consumption by 4% in four months
Ukraine boosted natural gas consumption in January-April 2018 by 4%, or 600 million cubic meters (mcm) year-over-year, to 15.8 billion cubic meters (bcm).
In particular, the industry consumed 5 bcm of gas (a 25% increase from January-April 2017), while households, municipal heat suppliers and budget organizations used 9.6 bcm (a 4% decrease), the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Ministry has said.
Some 1.2 bcm of gas was used for production and other needs (no change year-over-year).
As was reported earlier, Ukraine in 2017 reduced natural gas consumption by 0.5%, or 161 mcm of gas from 2016, to 32.2 bcm.