In 2017, Ukraine’s gas consumption decreased by 1.3 bcm compared to 2016 (from 33.2 to 31.9 bcm representing a decrease of 4%).
Gas consumption in Ukraine
|Consumer category||2016||2017||+/- %|
|District heating companies DHCs:||5.7||5.6|
|for public and industrial sectors*||0||1.0|
|Religious organizations (direct + DHCs)||0.017||0.019||+12%|
|Regulated segments total**||17.6||16.8||-5%|
|DHCs for public and industrial sectors*||1.6||0|
|Operating needs (gas production, transmission and distribution), LPG production||3.8||4.4||+16%|
|Unregulated segments total**||15.6||14.0||-10%|
**According to CMU Resolution #187 of 22.03.2017 “On the approval of the Regulation on public service obligations imposed on the gas market participants in order to ensure public interest in the natural gas market” and pursuant to the Law of Ukraine “On the natural gas market”.
***Volumes off-taken by distribution system operators for clients without nominations
Gas consumption in regulated market segments totaled 16.8 bcm.
Since 1 April 2017, PSO Regulation has extended to DHC heat generation for the public and industrial sectors, in addition to households and religious organizations.
Household consumers used 11.2 bcm of gas in 2017, which is 0.7 bcm less than in 2016 (6% decrease).
DHCs used 4.6 bcm of gas to generate heat for households, which is 1.1 bcm less than in 2016 (19% decrease).
Heat generation in the public and industrial sectors by DHCs accounted for 1.0 bcm of gas.
Religious organizations used 19 mcm of gas last year compared with 17 mcm in 2016. Gas consumption by this category accounts for 0.06% of total consumption.
Unregulated market segments decreased their gas consumption by 1.6 bcm (-10%).
Industrial users cut their consumption by 0.6 bcm (from 9.7 to 9.1 bcm, a decrease of 6%).
Operational needs for gas production, transmission and distributions as well as LPG production grew by 16% from 3.8 to 4.4 bcm.
The growth in this category was primarily due to Russian gas transit through Ukraine, which increased by 11.3 bcm (+14%) from 82.2 to 93.5 bcm. For over 85% of days in 2017, Gazprom was not ensuring the contractual gas pressure in the Russian gas transmission system at entry points to the Ukrainian gas transmission system. The operational needs of Ukrtransgaz therefore increased by 29% reaching 2.2 bcm.
Note: Figures may not add up exactly due to rounding.
Corporate Communications Department
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine