Ukraine receives 2.3% of its GDP from gas transit services, Yuriy Vitrenko, chief commercial officer for Naftogaz Ukrainy, told delegates at the Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kiev on Wednesday.
“Naftogaz’s revenues make up 8% of GDP, and Ukraine’s transit income is 2.3% of GDP,” Vitrenko said.
Ukraine’s GDP was $93.27 billion in 2016, according to the World Bank; 2.3% of this sum is $2.14 billion. “We get more [revenues for] gas from transit than [we] pay for imported gas,” he added.
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