Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground gas storages (USFs) increased by 1%, or 82 million cubic meters (mcm), on April 1-8, to 8.307 billion cubic meters (bcm) from 8.225 bcm, according to the state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz.
As reported, 15.78 bcm of gas was injected into USFs, while 9.49 bcm of gas pumped from the facilities on April 8 alone.
Earlier, the Ukrainian government in September 2016 approved a schedule for preparations for the heating season. It also determined the volume of fuel reserves to provide heat and electricity to consumers. Ukraine began the 2016-2017 heating season with gas reserves at 14.7 bcm.
On March 13, Ukraine stopped pumping gas from storage facilities and began injecting it at a rate of 4.5 bcm per day.