Naftogaz: Russia has reduced the volume of gas transit through Ukraine, dropping it on the “Nord stream”

"Нафтогаз": Россия снизила объем транзита газа через Украину, пустив его по "Северному потоку"

“Gazprom” has reduced the volume of natural gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system. About it reports a press-service NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” with reference to data of the European network of gas transmission system operators (ENTSOG).

As noted in the national oil and gas company, reduced the volume of transit of blue fuel through the Ukrainian GTS to 19% were observed starting from 22 December. “During this time, the volumes of gas transit via Ukrainian GTS in Slovakia decreased from 148,9 million cubic meters to 120,8 million cubic metres per day”, – stated in the message of press-service NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine”.

At the same time, the company noted the increase in volumes of gas transportation through the gas pipeline “Nord stream”, which increased by 41%. Thus, “Gazprom” increased physical loading of the gas pipeline Nord stream – OPAL from 50% to over 80% of its capacity.

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“Data ENTSOG suggests a relationship between the increased use of OPAL and reduction of transit through Ukraine and Slovakia. This casts doubt on the assertion that the decisions of the European Commission to improve the access of Gazprom to OPAL and the deviation from the standard of the European legislation will not lead to a decrease in the volume of transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine”, – stated in the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.

Informed against this decision of the European Commission by the government of Poland, which believes that this decision leads to a concentration on one source of supply, and this contradicts the principle of diversification.

We will remind, the gas pipeline OPAL, which integrates the “Nord stream” gas transmission system in Western and Central Europe, allows to transport gas from the German part of the Baltic sea to the Czech border and thus bypasses Ukraine.