Gazprom record increased transit through Ukraine

Газпром рекордно увеличил транзит через Украину

Record the volume of transit of Russian gas over the past five years.

Russian Gazprom increased gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system to a record level in five years. This was reported by the press service of the GTS operator Ukrtransgaz company.

In the first five months of this year the volume of transit of Russian natural gas increased by 22 percent compared to the same period last year and 64 percent compared to 2015.

It is noted that a record volume of transit over the past five years. He’s almost nine billion cubic meters exceeds the average volume of transit in January-may in 2013-2016.

The transportation of gas from Russia by other routes over the same period remained at a stable level.

“Thus, Gazprom covers the growth and fluctuations of demand for Russian gas in EU countries primarily due to capacity utilization and the flexibility of the gas transportation system of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

We will remind, on 7 June it became known that Gazprom terminates the agreement with Ukrtransgaz on transportation fuel. The agreement shall cease to have effect from 1 July.

In October the Russian company owns more than 40 percent, and this share at the end of may arrested. In Gazprom have declared, that will not leave the issue without attention.

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