Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on Thursday
held a working meeting to discuss
security of energy supplies. Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk, Chairman of the Naftogaz
Ukraine Board Andrii Kobolev
were participating in the event.
The Prime Minister noted that the ongoing heating season is
"The current situation is absolutely stable. But it is crucial
today for us to keep abreast and to ensure completion of the heating season pursuant
to the schedule so that we could start preparation for the next heating season basing
on all the reserves we have, without reducing them, preserving the amount necessary
to secure stability on any conditions during the heating season and providing
everything we need", said Volodymyr Groysman.
Minister thanked everyone responsible for the preparation for the heating
season and security of energy supplies. He also stressed the need to accumulate
energy for the next heating season.
Groysman raised an issue of reliable energy supply within the country and set a
task to intensify work, in particular to deepen cooperation with regional heat
providers, to modernize networks.
context, the Prime Minister stressed that the volume of accumulated coal should
not be reduced. In his opinion, it is necessary to provide 1.9-2 million tons
of coal as unchanged minimal amount accumulated in the storages.
Groysman accentuated that till 2020 Ukraine must ensure its energy
must fully provide ourselves with gas. That’s it. This will enable the
development of the national economy and reducing prices for energy in the
medium term”, he stressed. “Our task is to consume less with producing more domestic
energy resources and ensuring better quality".
Minister also urged to accelerate efforts to reform NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.