Russia Shipped 24% Less Gas Through Ukraine From January to May

Ukraine’s shipments of Russian gas to Europe fell 24 percent in the first five months of 2012 from a year earlier, according to the state pipeline operator.

Natural-gas volumes slid to 37.01 billion cubic meters from 48.89 billion, Kiev-based DP Ukrtransgaz said in a statement today on its website. Volumes sank 37.8 percent to 6.2 billion cubic meters in May from a year earlier, the operator said.

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