Ukraine increases gas stocks to 16.9 bcm
Ukraine after the completion of the heating season increased its natural gas reserves in the underground gas storage facilities by 9.469 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to data from Ukrtransgaz.
So, from April 8 to October 20, 2018 gas inventories rose by almost 2.3 times, from 7.435 bcm to 16.904 bcm.
According to the calculations of the Interfax-Ukraine agency, on October 1 through October 20 gas storage facilities were replenished by 669.29 million cubic meters (mcm, 33.46 mcm per day), in September by 1.595 bcm (53.17 mcm a day), in August by 1.793 bcm (57.85 mcm per day), in July by 1.655 bcm (53.38 mcm per day), in June by 1.623 bcm (54.09 mcm per day), in May by 1.632 bcm (52.65 mcm per day), April 9-30 by 500.84 mcm (22.77 mcm per day).
Ukraine came out from the 2017/2018 heating season with the minimum stocks in the last four seasons due to the frosty March-early April.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine expects that gas inventories by November 1, 2018 will amount to 17 bcm.