The consumption of natural gas for hot water and heating supplies for common Ukrainians was halved in October 2014 in comparison with October 2013, officials with Kyivenergo said. At the same time, "the volume of natural gas fell to 79.2 million cubic meters," the press service of the company said.
As compared with September, the use of natural gas for the production of heat energy for the production of hot water and heating power for the population has grown 4.2 times. The cost of the natural gas that was used for the needs of the population in October amounted to 103.6 million hryvnia (about 6.6 million dollars).
The reduction in natural gas consumption was due to the limits for natural gas in accordance with the decision of the government. In addition, in 2013, the heating season in Kiev started on October 1, and in 2014, it was launched on October 21.