The head of the Ukrainian government, Vladimir Groisman said that the country is able itself to produce the required amount of gas. Moreover, according to him, the surplus of natural gas in the future may be exported.
Currently, Ukraine imports gas from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, also there is the option of supply from Turkey and Bulgaria. In the first quarter of 2016, Kiev received on the reverse schemes from Europe 2.6 billion cubic meters of gas on 521,71 million dollars.
Earlier, Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasaliki declared that Ukraine can completely abandon the import of gas in the next few years, provided the increase in gas production on its territory and implement measures of energy saving.
Meanwhile, Gazprom announced the intention to optimize and eliminate several thousand kilometers of trunk pipelines as of the commissioning of the Nord stream — 2″.