2016 results: Ukraine’s gas consumption decreased by 0.6 bcm

03.02.2017, 16:55:00

In 2016, Ukraine’s gas consumption decreased by 0.6 bcm compared to 2015 (from 33.8 to 33.2 bcm, -2%).


Gas consumption in Ukraine
2015-2016, bcm
Consumer category
2015
2016
+/- %
Households
11.3
11.9
+5%
DHCs for households
5.9
5.7
-3%
Religious organizations (direct + DHCs)
0.017
0.019
+12%
Regulated segments total:
17.2
17.6
+2%
Public sector
0.5
0.5
0%
DHCs for public and industrial sectors
1.2
1.6
+33%
Industrial sector
11.2
9.9
-12%
Operating needs (gas production, transmission and distribution)
3.3
3.6
+9%
Unregulated segments total:
16.2
15.6
-4%
Unauthorized withdrawal in the ATO zone, unrecorded volumes and imbalance
0.4
0.01
Total
33.8
33.2
-2%
*These segments are unregulated since 1 October 2015 following the implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On the natural gas market”.

Gas consumption in regulated market segments increased by 0.4 bcm (+2%).

In 2016, households used 11.9 bcm, which is 0.6 bcm more than in 2015 (+5%).

Last year, DHCs used 0.2 bcm less gas to generate heat for households (from 5.9 to 5.7 bcm, -3%).

Religious organizations receiving gas for heating their non-commercial facilities at the reduced price used 19 mcm last year against 17 mcm in 2015. This category of consumers accounts for 0.06% of the total gas demand in Ukraine.

Gas consumption in unregulated segments declined by 0.6 bcm (-4%).

Gas consumption by DHCs for heating services to industrial and public sectors surged by 0.4 bcm (from 1.2 to 1.6 bcm, +33%).

The demand for gas from industrial customers declined by 1.3 bcm (from 11.2 to 9.9 bcm, -12%).

Operating needs of gas production, transmission and distribution companies grew by 9% (from 3.3 bcm to 3.6 bcm). The increase is explained by a 23% growth of Russian gas transit through Ukraine. In 2016, Ukraine transited 82.2 bcm, 15.1 bcm more than in 2015. This resulted in a 13% growth (1.7 bcm) in operating gas needs of Ukrtransgaz.

Note: Figures may not add up due to rounding.


Corporate Communications Department
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine