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Naftogaz raises gas purchase by 28.9% in eight months of 2017, imports by 83%

Naftogaz raises gas purchase by 28.9% in eight months of 2017, imports by 83%

KIEV: NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy purchased 15.6 billion cubic meters of gas in January-August of 2017, which is 3.5 billion cubic meters, or 29.8%, more than in the same period in 2016, the company has said.

According to its data, imports from the European market grew by 2.9 billion cubic meters, or 83%, to 6.4 billion cubic meters of gas. “This year Naftogaz has bought gas from 12 European suppliers. None of the companies delivered more than 30% of imported gas,” Naftogaz said. Almost all this gas was received from the Slovak direction, while supplies from the Hungarian sector amounted to a mere 100 million cubic meters. The company noted supplies of imported gas to Ukraine from the Russian Federation both in 2016 and in 2017 were not implemented, all volumes of imported gas came from the European direction.