Russian General Staff: Nearly all low-orbit satellites within reach of US missile defenseMilitary & Defense March 28, 15:09
New Russian spacecraft designed for lunar missions to be run by fail-safe computerScience & Space March 28, 14:56
Putin hails Iran as Russia’s reliable and stable partnerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 14:17
Military expert warns US ABMs can detect any missile shield, even Russian onesMilitary & Defense March 28, 14:02
Scientists create modified fullerene capable of fighting HIVScience & Space March 28, 13:47
Kremlin notes Russian bank's contacts with Trump's son-in-law 'usual business practice'Business & Economy March 28, 13:28
Kremlin spokesman slams reports of his ‘secret visit’ to Lugansk as ‘fake news’Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:19
Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin: Attacks on Russian business in Ukraine show country’s 'zero investor confidence'Business & Economy March 28, 13:05
KIEV, January 2. /TASS/. Ukraine consumed 30.3 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in 2016, which is "just 4% lower" than in the previous year, the Ukrtransgaz state-run gas company’s press service said on Tuesday.
In 2015, Ukraine reduced natural gas consumption by 20% on average, largely due to a slump in industrial production and lower consumption by the population.
"To meet domestic consumer’s needs, (we) used natural gas imported from Europe, 11.1 bcm, and produced in the country, 20.2 bcm," Ukrtransgaz said, emphasizing that in 2016 gas was not directly bought from Russia.
Domestic gas output increased by 1.5% as compared with the previous year but its imports "shrank almost twice," it said.