Ukraine reduced gas imports by almost 25 percent last year

Ukraine reduced gas imports by almost 25 percent last year

In 2018, Ukraine imported 10.6 billion cubic meters of gas, 24.8% down compared with 2017.

As the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine reports, the natural gas imports to Ukraine in 2018 amounted to 10.6 billion cubic meters, down 24.8% or 3.5 billion cubic meters compared with 2017.

The gas production in the country over the past year increased by 0.5% up to 20.9 billion cubic meters. In particular, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine produced 16.5 billion cubic meters of gas.

The gas consumption in Ukraine last year increased by 0.3% up to 32.3 billion cubic meters.

The transit of gas decreased: last year its volumes amounted to 86.776 billion cubic meters, down 7.1% compared with 2017.

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