Supplies of gas to industrial enterprises and heat supply companies will be cut by 30% from August compared to the usual volume, Deputy Head of the national oil-and-gas company Naftogaz Oleksandr Todiychuk said on TV.
"A savings regime is in effect in Ukraine, and it will be legalized from August 1: industry and heat supply companies will receive 30% less gas than the usual volume from August 1. Saving allows pumping around 150 cubic meters of gas a month to underground storage facilities, and starting from August, the volumes will be increased," he said. He said that Ukraine would start winter with gas stocks of 16-17 billion cubic meters in underground storage facilities. "There are many conditions for various options of gas pumping [to underground storage facilities] but this is within 16-17 billion cubic meters," he said. As reported, at present, there is a round 14.6 billion cubic meters of gas in underground storage facilities of Ukrtransgaz.