The Chairman of “Naftogaz Ukraine” Andrew Kobolyev at a press conference on Friday.
According to him, the situation of gas supply “critical”.
“Russia is not supplying gas and gas comes only from Europe. To survive the winter, it is necessary to amend the law regulating the gas sector, and start saving gas, “- said the head of Naftogaz.
Kobolyev considers it necessary to reduce consumption gas for the winter 6 billion cubic meters, ie 20% from current levels.
“Opportunities to save a lot of gas, but so far in this direction was made” - he stated.
“Naftogaz” plans to soon launch a campaign in the media, in order to explain to the public the need to save gas, “- said Kobolyev.
” If we can make the necessary, albeit not very nice things, it will help us through the winter, “- he said.
Kobolyev said that this year,” Naftogaz “will switch to the single price of gas for consumers in Ukraine. starting point for the determination of prices - 360-370 dollars per thousand cubic meters. For this price gas coming out of Europe.
cost of gas will be about 150 USD per month, not 31 hryvnia as people with burner is said Kobolэv.
Head “Naftogaz” found that discussed the proposal to turn off the hot water to save, but it is - disputable issue. Personally Kobolyev sees feasibility and big savings to turn off the hot water to the citizens. This will really not a big economic impact in major political disadvantage, he said.
According Kobolyeva, everyone must be prepared to “further aggravation, gas cut-off Europeans and Ukraine charges that we are guilty of this.”
“Ukraine buys gas on the reverse. We now have the maximum power, as able, we were a little idle capacity in Hungary, they will not dozavantazheni us and it will be European companies that supply gas to Ukrainian consumers . September due to open a small reverse in Slovakia, “- he said.
” If we save at a pace that we offer, we need only to pass the winter with gas from Europe. If we remove from the balance the amount of which I speak is napruzhymosya at least once and do what should have been done long ago, we have a good chance to pass the winter ... “- said Kobolyev.
According to him, the supply of gas in underground storage facilities - “Substantial” and “we continue to pump gas from Europe”.
Asked whether Ukraine itself satisfy their needs, develop if gas production, Kobolyev replied vaguely.