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Ukraine May Reduce Natural Gas Storage Amount, Kommersant Says

April 27, 2012

Ukraine will reduce the amount of natural gas in its underground storage this year, Kommersant- Ukraine newspaper reported, citing Roman Shymko, the head of external relations department at DP Ukrtransgaz, an affiliation company of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy.

Ukraine may pump between 17 billion cubic meters and 18 billion cubic meters of natural gas in its underground storage this year, compared with usual range of 22 billion and 25 billion cubic meters, according to the Kiev-based newspaper.

Ukraine is only planning to pump gas sufficient for its heating season in winter this year, the newspaper cited Shymko as saying.

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