Today, November 15, 2017 the first gas trades with a transfer point in the underground gas storage of PJSC Ukrtransgaz took place on the Ukrainian Energy Exchange. The vendor of the resource for delivery in November was MET Ukraine. Prior to that, natural gas trading on the Ukrainian Energy Exchange was conducted exclusively on the terms of gas transfer at a virtual trading point in the gas transportation system.

"Today’s bidding is another significant step to strengthen the integration of the natural gas markets of individual member states of the Energy Community that will facilitate cross-border trade in natural gas within the framework of the Energy Community. It should be recalled that today Ukrainian legislation allows storage of imported gas in the "customs warehouse" and provides use of backhole operations. Trade in natural gas from the storage facility is not only the possibility of supplying gas in all directions, but also the prescription to creation of a gas hub in Ukraine ", - commented on the electronic exchange trading CEO of "Ukrainian Energy Exchange" Oleksandr Kovalenko.

At the same time, the representative of the shareholder MET Ukraine Attila Sanislo said: "Today MET Ukraine is a big system player in the natural gas market in Ukraine, we follow new trends in the market and are interested in the development of the market, transparent rules of operation and its liquidity. In our opinion sale through the exchange is the most transparent and civilized mechanism of work and today we sold first volumes of natural gas in UGS and in the future we will provide Ukrainian consumers with a stable and reliable resource."