In 2017, Poland increased its exports of natural gas to Ukraine twice – up to 700 million cubic meters. It is reported by the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG.
From August 2016 to December 2017 PGNiG has put on the Ukrainian market more than 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas. “In 2017 the supply of gas to Ukraine has doubled, reaching more than 700 million cubic meters”, – stated in the message of the company.
“Gas sales on the Ukrainian market is successful because of our prudent and flexible pricing… Our supplies are attractive because they are not only competitive, but also reliable and safe, which is of great importance for Ukraine. The gas portfolio in our offer is well diversified: it comes from our domestic production in Poland and from various areas of import,” – said Vice-President of the PGNiG Maciej, Wozniak.
Recall that in the Polish government expects to put to Ukraine of up to 8 billion cubic meters of gas, including pipeline Baltic Pipe. In June, the heads of governments of Poland and Denmark signed a Memorandum on building a gas pipeline Baltic Pipe.
In December 2017 Ukraine came first liquefied natural gas from the United States. It was delivered through the terminal in Poland and GTS.
We will remind, Ukraine has entered the year 2018, with the largest in comparison with the beginning of the last five years, gas reserves in underground storage – 14.7 billion By the beginning of the heating season 2017-2018 (October 15) in UGS has been accumulated 16.8 billion cubic meters of gas.
Ukraine already the third winter does not import gas from Russia. During this period, including the year 2017, the volume of gas came exclusively from EU countries. According to Ukrtransgaz, in total this year from the Slovak, Hungarian and Polish areas of transported 14.1 billion cubic meters, which is 26.8% more than last year and is a record value for all history of operation of the Ukrainian GTS.