Gas usage targets exceeded by 17% during the first 20 days of January

Ukrainian industrial consumers, government financed institutions, district heating companies and households used 3.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas during

Ukrainian industrial consumers, government financed institutions, district heating companies and households used 3.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas during the first 20 days of January 2015. Government Decree 296 (dated 9 July 2014) aims to reduce gas usage among industrial consumers, government financed institutions and district heating companies. Gas usage among these three major categories was 17% above the target set out in Government Decree 296 for the first 20 days of January (compared to 25.6% above target for December 2014 overall).

The largest breaches of the targets established by Government Decree 296 were observed in Rivne (+155%) and Cherkasy (+81%) regions. During the same period 13 regions consumed less than target or were within 15% of the government benchmark, compared to only 10 regions achieving this level of compliance in the first 10 days of January.
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In particular, Zakarpatskiy (-21%), Zhytomyr (-12%), Sumy (-3%), Volyn (-3%), Kirovohrad (-2%) and Luhansk (-42%) regions consumed less gas than their allocated target (although the figure for Luhansk reflects data delays and disruption linked to the Anti-Terrorist Operation in this region).

Industrial consumers continue to exceed their targets (+25%), as is the case with district heating companies (+15%). Household consumption was down 16% compared to the same period last year (even accounting for the occupation of Crimea), while government financed institutions used 23% less gas than target. Household consumption virtually matches the corresponding period last year, while government financed institutions used 23% less gas than target.

Government Decree 296 targets natural gas usage of 70-90% of the previous year’s levels for industrial consumers, government financed institutions and district heating companies. The Decree does not set any targets for natural gas consumption by households.


Public Relations Department
National Joint-Stock Company «Naftogaz of Ukraine»



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