In 2018, Ukraine imported 24.3 percent less gas than in same period last year, - Energy Ministry

In January-September 2018, natural gas imports to Ukraine amounted to 1,189.6 million cubic meters, which is 24.3 percent less than in the same period last year.

Such statistics was released by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.

Over three quarters of 2018, gas transit volume also dropped by 7 percent (65.446 billion cubic meters). At the same time, natural gas production in Ukraine in January-September 2018, according to the Ministry of Energy, amounted to 15.5 billion cubic meters, which corresponds to the amount produced in January-September 2017.

According to the State Statistics Service, Ukraine produced 19.54 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2017 (2.2 percent more than in 2016), gas transit through the territory of Ukraine amounted to 93.457 billion cubic meters in 2017 (13.7 percent more than in 2016). Gas imports in 2017 amounted to 14.1 billion cubic meters (27 percent more than in 2016).

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3094485