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Ukraine resumes reverse gas imports from Hungary — Ukrtransgaz

June 05, 2015, 16:04 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Also, currently the country imports reverse gas from Slovakia

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MOSCOW, June 5. /TASS/. Ukraine resumed reverse gas import from Hungary, the country’s gas pipeline operator Ukrtransgaz reported Friday.

On the first day of supplies Ukraine imported 2.8 mln cubic meters of gas, the report said.

Also, currently the country imports reverse gas from Slovakia, with daily volume reaching 27 mln cubic meters.

As TASS reported earlier reverse gas supplies from Hungary were suspended in early April.

Ukraine has been actively buying reverse gas from Europe since 2013. The country’s annual natural gas consumption totals around 50 bln cubic meters. At the time Russia’s exports to Ukraine reached almost 26 bln cubic meters of gas, another 2.1 bln cubic meters imported from Austria, Germany, Poland and Hungary. Ukraine’s own output equaled to 21 bln cubic meters of gas.

According to the data provided by Ukraine’s ministry of energy and coal industry at the beginning of the second quarter of 2015, now the country’s daily imports of reverse gas from Europe stand at 40 mln cubic meters and 25 mln cubic meters from Russia, about 50 mln are produced locally.

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