Foreign traders pump 1.8 billion cubic meters of gas into Ukrainian gas storage facilities
Foreign traders have pumped over 1.8 billion cubic meters of gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities. This is a significant step towards creating an energy hub in Ukraine
These data as of September 13 were provided by the Ministry of Energy's press service.
According to the head of the department, Herman Halushchenko, this was made possible, in particular, by certifying UGS facilities according to European standards.
"European underground gas storage facilities are about 94% full. Therefore, Ukrtransgaz's gas storage capacities are becoming even more attractive to European traders. This is a good sign for us and for Europe, because together we are strengthening the continent's energy security," the minister said.
Earlier, Halushchenko said at a meeting with his American counterpart Jennifer Granholm that Ukraine has the largest gas storage facilities in Europe, with a capacity of more than 30 billion cubic meters, of which it can offer about 15 billion cubic meters to European partners.
As of August 16, about 600 million cubic meters of gas from European traders were pumped into Ukraine's underground gas storage facilities.