Ukraine consumed 1.33 BCM of natural gas in September 2018, 9% less the previous year
In September 2018, Ukraine consumed 1,330 MMm3 of natural gas, that was 135 MMm3 (9%) less than in September of 2017. Over the 9 months of 2018 the nation used 22.1 BCM of natural gas, that was 300 mil (1.4 %) MMm3 more than in 9 months of 2017.
Although Ukrainian industry used 680 MMm3, there was 8% decrease in consumption as compared to consumption during 9 months of 2017. Most of this industrial consumption of natural gas relates to Ukrainian iron&steel industry (225 MMm3 including +11 % increase), chemical industry (90 MMm3 with -38 % decrease), power generation (68 MMm3 with -38% decrease), and sugar plants (54 MMm3 with +2% increase). In September 2018 the Ukrainian households burned 290 MMm3 (10% less than in September 2017), and the Ukrainian TPPs and CHPPs used 70 MMm3 (12 % less than in September 2017) for power generation and other production purposes.
The September 2018 operational needs of Ukrtransgaz, Ukrgasvydobuvannya, and Ukranafta were 330 MMm3 of natural gas (11 % less than in September 2017) mostly used to support the nation’s gas pipeline system and transit gas transportation to EU.