Naftogaz Ukrainy will begin new gas pumping season in April
National joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy usually finishes pumping gas from its underground storage facilities in April, when it starts pumping new gas back into storage, Naftogaz Head Andriy Kobolev told journalists in Kyiv on Wednesday.
"This depends not only on weather, but our gas imports plans. If we look at the operation of the system today, I think that it will be April as usual," he said.
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Kobolev pointed out the reduction of gas consumption in the social segment. Taking into account large gas stocks compared to the previous year, we will pump less from spring through autumn 2016, compared to a year ago.
He aid that gas consumption by Ukraine in 2016 is projected at 30 billion cubic meters.