Natural gas storage in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities has crossed 10 billion cubic meters and is growing, as reported by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
More than 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas have already accumulated in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities, and these volumes are growing. This development was reported by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Telegram, as noted by Ukrainian media.
According to Shmyhal, preparations for a very challenging heating season are underway. Thus, the Ukrainian government has considered and prepared for all possible scenarios.
“We are preparing for all possible scenarios. At a meeting of the Government, we endorsed a document stipulating that at the beginning of the heating season in October, our underground gas storage facilities must contain enough natural gas reserves to ensure an uninterrupted heating season under any circumstances. These are the guarantees that our country will have heat supply, and we will be able to pass through the next winter season smoothly,” Shmyhal noted.
This development is a reminder that Ukraine is preparing to make its way through autumn and winter without any Russian energy resources for the first time. As of April 12, 2022, Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities contained 9 billion cubic meters of natural gas. A total of 1 million tonnes of coal was left in warehouses.