Ukraine twice reduced gas imports, and transit has increased by a quarter

Ukraine has reduced natural gas consumption in 2016 by 4%, using 30.3 billion cubic meters.

About it reports Department of public relations of “Ukrtransgaz”.

To cover requirements of domestic consumption was used by the natural gas imported from Europe – 11.1 billion cubic meters and domestic production – 20.2 billion cubic meters.

Compared to the previous year, domestic production rose 1.5% and imports decreased by almost two times.

The transit of natural gas through the gas transportation system of Ukraine to the EU increased by 23%.

Recall, Ukraine intends by 2020, switch to maximum gas extraction and gas.