falls to minus 20 in winter, our target regarding the gas amount in storage facilities
should be 19 billion cubic meters," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated,
speaking in Parliament on Friday, 18 September.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed the difficulty of forecasting natural
gas consumption, "If someone in the country assumes responsibility to
predict that in winter temperatures will be minus 5 - raise your hand. We forecast
that temperatures will fall to minus 20 in winter".
According to him,
the forecast should be calculated "not according to the best, but
In a worst-case
scenario, he said, there will be the lack of coal, "We have lost 65% of
our mines, moreover, mines that produce coal of A and T marks
are in the uncontrolled areas. And that is why the incredible shortage of coal
and deliberate actions of the Russian Federation aimed at stopping the supply
of coal also affect our energy balance."
have enough coal for heating, we will have to switch on oil-gas blocks. If
we switch on oil-gas blocks - this means additional natural gas
consumption," Arseniy Yatsenyuk
scenario of the Government foresees the most cold winter and difficulties with
the coal supply and corresponding difficulties with starting blocks. We cannot leave the
country without heat. We cannot leave people
without heating. It
is a responsibility of the Government - to provide people with heat," Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined.