Naftogaz: Ukraine exceeds limit on gas consumption by quarter

The limits on consumption of natural gas (not taking into account the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea) have been exceeded by a quarter in December 2014, but compared to December 2013 the consumption of natural gas has decreased by 19%, the press service of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine announced on Tuesday.
“According to the overall results of December 2014, Ukrainian industrial enterprises, public institutions, and public heating providers consumed 5.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas (6.5 billion cubic meters in December 2013). At the same time, Ukrainian consumers in categories (industry, heating and budget organizations) envisaged in the government resolution No 296 of July 9, 2014, exceeded the limits on consumption of natural gas by 25.6%. With the monthly target of 2.4 billion cubic meters, these categories consumed around 3 billion cubic meters,” reads the statement.
Households consumed 2.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas last month, which is 12% less than in December 2013.
The largest exceeding of the limits on gas consumption was seen in Rivne region (by 75%), Cherkasy region (by 63%), Ternopil region (by 61%), Kyiv region (by 53%) and in Kyiv (by 40%). The lowest consumption level was seen in Luhansk region (35% less), Zakarpattia region (12% less) and Zhytomyr region (1% less) that consumed less gas than the limit.
Sectors which considerably exceeded the limit were industry (31%) and heating enterprises (26%). Budget organizations used 24% less gas.

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