NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine does not rule out that the Ukrainian gas transportation system may become a part of the united gas transportation system of Europe.

Deputy Head of the Board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Vadym Chuprun has said Monday in Kyiv, answering questions of journalists, UKRINFORM reports.

"We can include it into a general system - the gas transportation system of Europe," Chuprun has said.

According to him, the Ukrainian GTS has possibility to transport gas both to the West and in the reverse regime - to the East. The main task of the company and the government is to ensure its loading so as to exclude the "pipe to pipe," Chuprun noted. "If we are not needed with our gas transportation system, it is necessary to prepare that it should be loaded in the future," he said commenting on possibility of the South Stream project realization by Russia.

Chuprun also informed that currently the company regards proposals on gas transportation from other sources, except from Russia. "We say openly that we consider many proposals, interesting proposals. We will say later what will be answers to those proposals. But this work is underway," the Deputy Head of the board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine has said.

As the agency informed, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine conducts negotiations with German energy concern RWE about import of Russian gas from Europe to Ukraine in a reverse regime. Currently, the matter concerns the purchase of about 10 billion cu m of gas a year.

To remind, by results of 2011, Ukraine purchased over 38.5 billion cu m of gas from Russia, having transferred to OJSC Gazprom about USD 12 billion.

In 2012, Ukraine is planning to purchase 27 billion cu m of gas from Russia, and starting with 2015 - to reduce the gas purchase to 12.5 billion cu m a year at the expense of an increase of domestic production of gas and realization of the project on construction of a terminal for receipt of liquefied gas.

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