Ukraine continues pumping gas into underground storage facilities
Ukraine early November 2018 continued expanding its natural gas reserves in the underground gas storage facilities, despite the start of the heating season started in many cities and towns, according to data from Ukrtransgaz.
As of November 3, 2018, gas stocks totaled 17.179 billion cubic meters (bcm), which is 2.1% or 354.91 million cubic meters (mcm) more than a year ago.
From April 8 to November 3, 2018 gas inventories rose by 2.3 times, or by 9.744 bcm.
According to the calculations of the Interfax-Ukraine agency, on November 1 through November 3 gas storage facilities were replenished by 39.88 mcm (33.46 mcm per day), in October by 904.86 mcm (29.19 mcm a 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).
Ukrtransgaz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukrainy, operates Ukraine's gas transmission system and 12 underground gas storage facilities with 31 billion cubic meters of capacity.