Ukraine is preparing for a total shutdown: gas, coal and fuel oil at the end

Украина готовится к тотальному отключению: газ, уголь и мазут на исходе

Ukrainians afraid of the next energy emergency fuel reserves for domestic power plants and teploenergotsentrali rapidly melting.

Stated that according to Minenergouglya Ukraine, as of February 4 warehouses was about a million tons of coal, which is nearly 38% lower than the same date last year. The reserves of fuel below last year by 43.7% – 30,8 thousand tons. Gas in underground storage 11.1 billion cubic meters, which is less than 2018 10.5%.

In this case, before the end of the heating season is still 2.5 months, and forecasters are warning that February and early March can be chilly, with the result that the energy demand will increase dramatically.

“Minus 15 and each additional degree of frost is the “extra” 1 million kW/h of electricity. So there is the threat of mass blackouts”, – said the publication of the Chairman of the independent trade Union of miners Mikhail Volynets.

In turn, the co-chair of the energy strategies Foundation Dmytro Marunych says that Ukrainians can stay without heat.

“At least, preparing for the new shares of “Naftogaz” turn it down a little. It is, in fact, already on the way, we were only saved by the recent warming,” – said Marunych.

Agree with such assessments, and head of special projects of the SEC “Psyche” Gennady Ryabtsev.

“Without heat is a risk to lose entire cities. Moreover, any liability for disconnection of service providers, our legislation does not provide,” – said Ryabtsev.