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Ukrtransgaz starts pumping gas into underground storage for next heating season

Despite Russia's full-scale invasion, the storage facilities operated smoothly during the 2022/2023 heating season.

Ukrtransgaz starts pumping gas into underground storage for next heating season

Ukraine's gas storage operator Ukrtransgaz has started a new season of gas injection into underground storage facilities (UGS), the press service of Naftogaz has reported.

During the withdrawal season, namely from 7 October 2022, 5.572bn cu.m. of gas were withdrawn from UGSs.

"Compared to previous years, this year's withdrawal season was shorter. This is due to favourable weather conditions and a relatively warm winter. I am very grateful to the Ukrtranshaz team, as well as to the employees of the entire Naftogaz Group, for their well-coordinated work last winter. Thanks to it, we were able to withstand and provide heating to Ukrainians," said Oleksiy Chernyshov, CEO of Naftogaz Group.

He also added that during the 2022/2023 heating season, even despite Russia's full-scale invasion, Ukrainian UGS facilities operated smoothly.

"We continue to operate as usual. Our team is ready for any challenges. In fact, we have already started preparations for the next winter," said Roman Malyutin, acting CEO of Ukrtransgaz.

During the talks in Davos in January, Naftogaz secured a deal to reserve additional volumes of gas needed by Ukraine to complete this year's heating season. It was agreed that the EBRD, Norway, the USA, Germany, France, Canada and the UK would finance the purchase of additional gas.

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