Ukraine has increased gas consumption by 20% for a week (395 mln cu m per 24 hours) because of the cold weather, as reported First Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine Stanislav Stashevsky during today’s Cabinet’s meeting on providing consumers with natural gas, UNIAN informed.
Stashevsky noted that temperature reduction would continue for seven-ten days more, but assured that there is a sufficient quantity of gas, coal and electric power to date.
In his turn Minister for Fuel and Energy (according to the VR decision acting Minister – ed.) Ivan Plachkov noted that consumption of gas may increase up to 400 mln cu m per 24 hours in case the cold weather remains.
According to Plachkov, the Russian Federation cut down delivery of gas to Ukraine by 15 mln cu m per 24 hours. According to him, reduction in gas supply is caused by low temperature in Russia.
Plachkov also informed that Russia reduced export of gas to Europe from 375 mln cu m to 320 mln cu m per 24 hours.
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