Starting from September Germany’s RWE will start pumping gas to Ukrainian underground storage facilities, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Eduard Stavytsky told reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday.
“The first batches will go from September,” the minister said. He reminded that gas is pumped to Ukraine under an agreement signed between Ukraine’s national joint-stock company Naftogaz and the German enterprise. “Now, we’re working on the new agreement, which will take effect from the second ten-day period of December,” the minister said. Eduard Stavytsky also informed that in 2013, Ukraine plans to import around two billion cubic meters of gas from Europe and 5-6 billion cubic meters of gas in 2014.