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25 June, 2013 17:33   ▪  

Ukraine will increase the capacity of its underground gas storage facilities to 50bn cu m

Ukraine plans to increase the capacity of its underground gas storage facilities to 50bn cu m, Eduard Stavytskyi, Energy and Coal Industry Minister told journalists on June 25 in Luxemburg.

Today’s capacity is 32bn cu m, he reminded. Also, Stavytskyi reported that Ukraine has geological capacity to build gas storage facilities in Central Ukraine, including Kharkiv and Poltava Oblasts. These would store 10 to 20bn cu m of gas each.

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Ukraine’s gas transit system has the biggest underground gas storage facilities in Europe, 13 with the total capacity of 32bn cu m. These allow accumulation of gas reserves for peak seasons in winter in summer.

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Currently, Ukraine holds negotiations with Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and other European countries regarding the use of Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities.


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