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Ukraine Has Enough Gas to Last Heating Season, Klyuev Says

February 01, 2012

(Updates with comment in third paragraph.)

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine has enough natural gas for the rest of the winter heating season, First Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Klyuev said.

The country used 138 million cubic meters of gas from underground storage in the past 24 hours and imported 128 million cubic meters, Klyuev said today at a weekly government meeting in Kiev. Temperatures in the capital may be as low as minus 28 degrees Celsius today, compared with a 10-year average of minus six degrees, according to CustomWeather Inc. data.

The country has “sufficient gas for the period with lowest temperatures and until the end of the heating season,” Klyuev said. “Ukraine’s gas pipeline system is functioning normally without failures or emergency situations.”

--With assistance from Daryna Krasnolutska in Kiev. Editors: Rob Verdonck, Alessandro Vitelli

To contact the reporter on this story: Kateryna Choursina in Kiev at kchoursina@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Torrey Clark at tclark8@bloomberg.net


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