Gazprom could not apply for transit to European customers expected volumes of natural gas. This reports the press service of Ukrtransgaz, the operator of the Ukrainian GTS.
“Since the beginning of the week significantly increased the demand of European consumers for the transportation of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine, namely, increased orders on the route Ukraine-Slovakia to 206-215 million cubic meters per day compared to average 170-180 million cubic meters in August 2017, However, Gazprom failed to submit for transit to European customers expected volumes of natural gas and sent to the Central dispatching Department of PJSC Ukrtransgas reduced applications for transportation in the Slovak direction,” – said in the message.
The Company also noted that the Russian side continues not to perform maintenance obligations on gas transit contract with Naftogaz of Ukraine on compliance with contractual gas pressure in the main gas pipelines on the input points on the Russian-Ukrainian border – GIS Sudzha and GIS pysarivka.
According to the Ukrtransgaz, and Gazprom supplies gas to 3-6% less volumes ordered:
* According to data of the operator Slovak GTS Eustream
Transit facilities of Ukrtransgaz in the Slovak route to the starting point of the GIS Uzhgorod amount to 282 million cubic meters per day, which greatly exceeds the current demand of European consumers.
“Ukraine is ready to provide stable transport of the expected European customers volume of natural gas in full measure, moreover, the technical capacity of the Ukrainian GTS allows you to securely transit of Russian gas to EU countries of more than 400-450 million cubic meters per day in Slovak, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian gas transportation corridors”, – noted in the company.
As reported, from 11 to 22 September the Nord stream pipeline is shut down for routine planned maintenance and repairs.