Stock up on blankets, heating season will start later, – head of Naftogaz

Stock up on blankets, heating season will start later, – head of Naftogaz

Stock up on blankets, the heating season will start later, – head of Naftogaz

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In winter the temperature in the apartments of Ukrainians will drop to 17-18 degrees, which is four degrees below the norm. This will be especially felt if the temperature outside drops below average -10 degrees. The head of Naftogaz" Yuriy Vitrenko.

In this regard, he advised stocking up on warm clothes and blankets. He also said that the heating season in Ukraine this year will start later and end earlier.

Without financial support, we will not have enough gas, and this will mean that we will have very high risks of power grid failure.

Naftogaz estimates that Ukraine will need $10 billion this year to import gas. I'm not sure that the country will be able to get this amount of funding from its allies.

50% of Ukraine's gas fields are located in the Kharkiv region, close to the front line. If they are damaged as a result of hostilities, Ukraine will have to import more gas. The situation may also be complicated by a reduction in Russian gas supplies to Europe.

In case of damage to the gas infrastructure or gas production facilities, Ukraine prepares emergency kits that can serve up to 200 thousand people, including mobile boilers, mobile heating points and diesel power generators.

If such a large city as Kyiv or Kharkov is cut off, of course, the kits will not be enough, but in some small cities these emergency kits will make a difference. It all depends on the scale of damage.

On August 27, it was reported that Ukraine was going to allocate UAH 12.7 billion to purchase gas in the heating season of 2022-2023.  money will be attracted from abroad.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga