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Ukraine cuts gas consumption by 5.8 percent in January


A picture taken on on April 22, 2015 shows a part of a gas installation at a gas-pumping station on the gas pipeline in the small town Boyarka on April 22, 2015 in the Kyiv region.

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Ukraine in January reduced natural gas consumption by 5.8 percent (by 317 million cubic meters) compared to the same month in 2016, to 5.114 billion cubic meters.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, in particular, industry consumed 1.046 billion cubic meters (4.6 percent less compared to January 2016), the population and budget organizations 2.389 billion cubic meters (5.7 percent less), heating companies 1.347 billion cubic meters (11.4 percent less), production and technological expenses amounted to 332 million cubic meters (18.6 percent more).

As reported, Ukraine in 2016 reduced natural gas consumption by 4.1 percent (by 1.366 billion cubic meters) compared to 2015, to 32.361 billion cubic meters.

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