Underground storage facilities contain approximately 9.5 billion m3 of gas
Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities currently contain around 9.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in his video speech, reports a correspondent of Ukrinform.
“The gas reserves are around 9.5 billion cubic meters. Gas imports from Hungary, Slovakia and Poland are ongoing,” Shmyhal said.
Gas production operations are also underway within these facilities, which are not located in the contact line.
Shmyhal also noted that the Ukrainian government had recently submitted a bill to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to reduce a fuel excise tax and VAT rate from 20% to 7%. Such a large reduction should stabilize prices and prevent shortages. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is also considering the reduction of VAT to 0% if the logistics expenses of fuel suppliers continue to grow.
According to Shmyhal, they are currently in talks with the world’s largest companies on the supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to Ukraine.
Currently, four nuclear power plants, all hydroelectric power plants and thermal power plants are operating in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has also agreed to an additional supply of coal by rail from Poland.