Ukrainian gas reserves shrink to 14.4 bcm within week


Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) on December 31-January 7 shrank by 1.9%, or 275 million cubic meters, from 14.693 billion cubic meters to 14.418 bcm, according to the state-run gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz.


As reported, 44.46 mcm of natural gas was withdrawn from storage facilities on January 7 alone.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on October 26, Ukraine stopped injecting gas into underground storage facilities and began pumping it from USFs for the needs of the heating season.

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