Moldova will store gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities. The first supplies have already begun, Executive Director of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine Serhiy Makohon wrote on his Facebook page.
"The first supplies have already begun. According to Moldovagaz, it is planned to pump about 100 million cubic meters of gas during October-November," Makohon wrote.
He also noted that the work on the issue of storing gas reserves in Ukraine began in summer 2019, when there was uncertainty with the continuation of transit through Ukraine.
"Such a reserve guarantees the energy security of Moldova and reduces dependence on a single gas supplier," Serhiy Makohon stated.
As it was reported earlier, Ukraine is ready to provide Russian Gazprom with its underground storage facilities for gas. According to Makohon, in 2020, 10 billion cubic meters of gas out of 31 billion cubic meters will be available for pumping.