Naftogaz talks about the risks of the upcoming heating season.
This year’s heating season in Ukraine will start later than traditionally and end earlier. As the CEO of Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, predicted in an interview with The Guardian, the air temperature in apartments will be three to four degrees Celsius lower. In particular, while the standard target temperature is 21°C (70 °F), this season the temperature will only be 17-18 °C (63 °F). According to the CEO, the prospects of the heating season in Ukraine depend on whether international partners will provide the necessary money to import four billion cubic meters of gas. Vitrenko estimates the sum required to purchase this gas at $10B. “Without financial support, Ukraine will lack sufficient gas supplies, which means that we will face significant risks to the energy system,” said Vitrenko.