2018 results: Gas consumption in Ukraine remained stable at 32 bcm

In 2018, Ukraine’s gas consumption remained relatively stable increasing by 0.4 bcm (1.3%) to 32.3 bcm compared to 31.9 bcm consumed in 2017

In 2018, Ukraine’s gas consumption remained relatively stable increasing by 0.4 bcm (1.3%) to 32.3 bcm compared to 31.9 bcm consumed in 2017.


Gas consumption in Ukraine, 2017-2018, bcm
Consumer category 2017 2018 +/- %
Households 11.2 10.6 -5.4%
District heating companies (DHCs): 5.6 5.9 +5.4%
for households 4.6 4.8 +4.3%
for public and industrial sectors* 1.0 1.1 +10.0%
Religious organizations (direct + DHCs) 0.019 0.02 +5.3%
Regulated segments total* 16.8 16.5 -1.8%
       
Public sector 0.5 0.5 0%
Industrial sector 9.3 9.3 0%
Operating needs (gas production, transmission and distribution), LPG production 4.4 4.7 +6.8%
Unregulated segments total* 14.0 14.5 +3.6%
       
Unauthorized offtake, unrecorded volumes, balancing 0.9 1.3 +44.4%
Total 31.9 32.3 +1.3%

*According to CMU Resolution of 19.10.2018 #867 and CMU Resolution of 22.03.2017 #187 “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”.
**Figures may not add up due to rounding.

Gas consumption in regulated market segments totaled 16.5 bcm against 16.8 bcm in 2017.

Household consumers used 10.6 bcm of gas in 2018, which is 0.6 bcm less than in 2017 (5.4% decrease).

DHCs used 4.8 bcm of gas to generate heat for households, which is 0.2 bcm more than in 2017 (4.3% increase).

Consumption by religious organizations and the public sector remained unchanged, equaling 20 mcm and 500 mcm respectively.

Unregulated market segments increased their gas consumption by 0.5 bcm from 14.0 to 14.5 bcm.

Gas used for operational needs of production, transmission and distribution companies as well as LPG production grew by 0.3 bcm from 4.4 to 4.7 bcm.

The growth in this category was attributable to the production enhancement activities implemented by UGV in 2018.


Communications Department
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine



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