16 Jan 2024 19:05

Ukraine has 11.3 bcm of gas in UGS facilities as of mid-January - prime minister

MOSCOW. Jan 16 (Interfax) - Ukraine has natural gas reserves totaling around 11.3 billion cubic meters in underground gas storage (UGS) facilities as of mid-January 2024, Ukrainian media reported, citing Prime Minister Denis Shmygal's statement during a government meeting on Tuesday.

"We have around 11.3 bcm of gas in gas storage facilities as of today. This is plenty to complete the heating period successfully," Shmygal said on the government portal.

Shmygal also clarified that Ukraine is using its own gas to weather the 2023-2024 heating season.

As reported, citing data from the Energy Ministry, Ukraine had reserves totaling 16.02 bcm in UGS facilities as at November 1, 2023, which was 1.3 bcm more than the 14.7 bcm planned under the forecast balance of the Cabinet of Ministers. According to information from the Gas Transmission System (GTS) Operator of Ukraine, international companies have pumped over three bcm of gas into the country's UGS facilities.