Ukraine has imported the liquefied natural gas across the sea terminal in Poland - for the first time ever. Serhiy Makohon, the Chief Operator of Ukraine's gas transporting system posted that on Facebook.
The supplying countries were the USA, Norway and Qatar. Most of the tankers (57 out of 80) arrived from Qatar. 13 came from the USA, and the rest from Norway.
"Part of this gas is already in Ukraine", he said.
Previously, the official said that Ukraine got to the virtual import of gas from Poland. Physically, there are no gas supplies from Poland, and the countries perform mutual offset payment. Thanks to the opportunity to perform the virtual import, Ukraine doesn't need to build extra gas pipelines to Poland to import the gas.
Earlier, Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Oleksiy Orzhel claimed that Ukraine will finish the heating season with excess reserves of natural gas in its underground storage facilities. "We are withdrawing from the heating season with excess reserves. Large reserves are also placed in European gas storage facilities", he said.