Naftogaz plans to accumulate over 19 bcm of gas before start of new heating season

Naftogaz plans to accumulate over 19 bcm of gas before start of new heating season

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NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine plans to accumulate more than 19 billion cubic meters of gas in domestic underground storage facilities by the beginning of the heating season, according to the company’s press service.

To date, more than 17.5 billion cubic meters of gas have been accumulated in underground storage facilities, which is already more than the government has determined. In particular, it was about 17 billion cubic meters by the beginning of the heating season.

“We are already approaching 18 billion cubic meters. But we want to pump even more into storage facilities so that the heating season runs smoothly,” Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko said.

According to him, such additional volumes are guaranteed to help avoid gas shortages in winter, even in the event of possible additional needs of thermal power plants, which face the problem of insufficient coal reserves in warehouses.

As Ukrinform reported, according to the National Power Company Ukrenergo, the situation with the accumulation of coal has practically not changed. As of August 16, there were 763,000 tonnes of coal stocks in the warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs), which is 38.8% less than planned.

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