Today, September 11, Russia’s Gazprom has sent increased to 315 million cubic meters a request for gas transportation to Europe. About it reports a press-service NAK Naftogaz of Ukraine.
Over the past seven days daily application for the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine increased by 47 million cubic meters. Naftogaz is prepared to implement increased applications in full, although such significant fluctuations in the volume of transit not provided for by the terms of the contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom, said the company.
Thus, according to Ukrtransgaz, the point of connection of gas transmission systems of Sudzha, the largest volumes of gas supply from Russia, today the pressure is 57 ATM, which is 3 bar lower level under the transit contract with Gazprom.
According to Naftogaz, the maximum capacity of the Ukrainian GTS in Europe is over 400 million cubic meters per day.
“The increase in the application of Gazprom is due to stop for scheduled maintenance of the gas pipeline Nord stream. If last year and the flow was stopped for maintenance works for 8 days, then 11. In contrast to the Northern flood prevention work on the Ukrainian GTS is held in operation and does not require the termination of transit. Therefore, the Ukrainian route is still the most powerful and popular route for transporting gas to the European direction”, – stated in the message.
According to the company, in January-August of the current year through the GTS of Ukraine for European consumers received 61.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas, which is by 23.4% more than last year, and by 45.6% more than in 2015.
Recall that the Nord stream pipeline is stopped for annual maintenance.
North stream (Nord Stream) – a gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine. It runs along the bottom of the Baltic sea. Pipeline – the longest underwater route of gas export in the world, its length is 1224 km. Owner and operator – the company Nord Stream AG. The project involves Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France. Against its implementation were Ukraine and the Baltic States.
The laying of the pipeline started in April 2010. In November 2011, we began the supply of gas through the first pipeline. In October 2012, began to supply gas through two pipelines in commercial mode.
According to Nord Stream in 2016 and the flow capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, was loaded in an average of 80%. Consumers in the EU was delivered 43.8 billion cubic meters of gas.