The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Energy Ministry, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“On September 19, 2023, the total volume of natural gas in underground storage facilities reached 14.7 billion cubic meters. Hence, the plan of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to reach the forecast balance of natural gas in storage facilities, required for the heating season, has been fulfilled ahead of schedule,” the report states.
According to Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko, this result is a significant contribution to Ukraine’s energy security.
14.7 billion cubic meters is the gas volume in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities.— Oleksiy Chernyshov (@UAChernyshov) September 19, 2023
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