MOSCOW, June 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine has increased the volume of natural gas in its underground facilities to 12.6 billion cubic meters, which is 68% of the storage to guarantee smooth transit in winter.
Gas Storage Europe (GSE) reports Ukraine’s underground gas storages are filled by 39%. Under the current gas price of $485.5 per 1,000 cubic metres, Naftogaz has pumped within a week 867 million cubic meters of gas worth $420.9 million.
Naftogaz of Ukraine’s Andrei Kobolev said earlier that Ukraine did not have sufficient financing to pump into the underground storages the Russian natural gas at the price of $485.5.
Ukraine has twelve underground gas storages with the capacity of about 31 billion cubic meters. They make a part of Ukraine’s gas supplying and transporting system.