Kyiv, July 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine will need 68.156 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2012, according to the country’s forecast gas balance.
Ukraine will produce 20.727 bcm of gas itself, import 35.124 bcm and tap 12.305 bcm from underground storage facilities, according to the balance, which the government has endorsed.
National oil and gas company Naftogaz will import 27 bcm and Dmytro Firtash’s Ostchem Holding Limited will import 8.124 bcm.
Consumers in Ukraine will receive 49.809 bcm of gas, including industry – 23.629 bcm, households and religious organizations – 17.1 bcm, heating organizations – 8.15 bcm and public-sector organizations – 0.93 bcm.
A total of 4.397 bcm of gas would be reserved for technological purposes, 13.135 bcm will be pumped into underground storage and 90 million cu m from Ukrgazvydobuvannia’s resources will be exported to Poland.
Ukrnafta will supply 577 mcm to fertilizer producer Dniproazot to make ammonia and 148 mcm will be used to produce liquefied gas and stable gasoline.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia plans to produce 15.01 bcm of gas, Ukrnafta – 2.13 bcm, Chornomornaftogaz – 1.171 bcm and other gas producers – 2.416 bcm.
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