Ukraine imports 167 mn cubic meters of gas from EU in May

June 3, 2014

Ukraine in May 2014 imported around 167 million cubic meters of gas from Europe via Poland and Hungary, according to data from a study of gas transport system operators in Hungary and Poland - FGSZ Ltd, and Gaz-System S.A, Interfax reported on June 2.

Last month, around 47 million cubic meters of gas was sent to Ukraine via Hungary, and around 120 million cubic meters via Poland.

Ukraine started to import natural gas from Germany through Poland under an agreement with RWE (Germany) in November 2012. From April 2013 it started taking deliveries of natural gas from Hungary. In addition, negotiations were held with the gas transportation operators of Slovakia and Romania on the possibility of supplying natural gas to Ukraine's gas transportation system.

From April 15, 2014, Ukraine resumed gas reverse supplies from Poland and imported around 62 million cubic meters of gas in April and gas supplies from Hungary were resumed from May 1.

Copyright: Interfax, 2014