Naftogaz CEO Oleksiy Chernyshov said this during the nationwide news telethon, Ukrinform reports.
“Ukraine has already accumulated 16 billion cubic meters of natural gas," Chernyshov said.
According to him, gas production has increased by 7% this year. In addition, the consumption of "blue fuel" has decreased since the start of the full-scale invasion. Thus, these factors will allow the country to go through the heating season without importing gas.
He also noted that Naftogaz has completed preparations to protect its facilities from possible Russian attacks.
As reported, non-residents pumped more than 2 billion cubic meters of gas into Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities. Naftogaz Group increased its client portfolio of non-residents to 148 companies this year.