The spokesman of Ukrtransgaz Company, Maxim Belyavsky wrote on his Facebook page that Ukraine increased its daily volume of gas imports through Slovakia and Hungaryby 24% to 36%. This marks an increase of about 3 million cubic meters.
“On the 16th of January, Ukraine imported 36.3 million cubic meters from Europe. Of that amount, 34.9 million cubic meters were imported through the Slovak gas corridor,” Belyavsky wrote.
The spokesman of Ukrtransgaz Company noted that the previous day, 29.3 million cubic meters were imported from European Union countries. Ukraine stopped buying gas from the Russian Federation on January 1st because of the high price.
Currently, Naftogaz Ukrainy purchases gas from Europe at less than $200 per million cubic meters. According to the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, after ridding itself of its reliance on Russian gas, Ukraine will be integrated into European energy system.