Serbia: Gas Storage will be full before winter claim from Srbijagas

5. August 2014. / News Serbia Energy

Together with Russian partners Srbijagas will fully charge the storage Banatski Dvor with gas until August 15th, claim from Srbijagas. Company Srbijagas specified that the storage capacity was 450 million cubic meters of gas, and that Serbia was currently spending two million a day, while in the winter, in extreme cases, energy could even be as high as 12 million cubic meters of gas per day.

Director of Commercial Affairs Srbijagas Dragan Vucur pointed out that Serbia would be among the first in the region to fully charge its gas storage.

Vucur stated that Banatski Dvor will be filled well before the deadline, given that regular dynamics of its charge until the beginning of October.

Vucur specified that the storage capacity was 450 million cubic meters of gas, and that Serbia was currently spending two million a day, while in the winter, in extreme cases, energy could even be as high as 12 million cubic meters of gas per day.

“In accordance with the conclusions and recommendations of the Government of Serbia, Srbijagas has begun to charge Banatski Dvor together with Russian partners and this storage will be charged at maximum capacityaround August 15th”, said Vucur, responding to a reporter’s question whether Serbia will be in a situation of uncertain gas supply due to the complex relationships between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.

He pointed out that this was good news, but this also put an additional financial burden on Srbijagas, so it should bear in mind that we have had to pay the gas before.

“Banatski Dvor may give, when fully charged, a maximum of 4.2 million cubic meters of gas per day, and later, when it is not fully charged, the level decreases to 3.2 million cubic meters”, said Vucur.

He said that in extremely cold period in winter we were also heating on alternative fuels.

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