Gas Transit Through Ukraine Grows by Quarter After Nord Stream Maintenance Shutdown
As of July 18, Russian gas transit through Ukraine was 306.5 million cubic meters per day
The Ukrainian transmission system operator (TSO) recorded a 25 percent increase in daily transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after a complete shutdown of both threads of the Nord Stream pipeline for maintenance.
“Gazprom has sharply increased transit volumes through the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS) from July 16 after Nord Stream was stopped for scheduled 15-day maintenance. As of July 18, the request for Russian gas transit through Ukraine was 306.5 million cubic meters per day,” Ukraine’s national gas company, Naftogaz, stated.
Naftogaz said that despite the increased load on the Ukrainian GTS, it has spare capacity.
“Ukraine’s GTS has the advantage of flexibility, ramified structure, and huge spare capacity. This enables the Ukrainian TSO to perform maintenance and repair works without interruptions of transit,” Naftogaz stated.
Since July 16, gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS amounted to 306.6 million cubic meters, which is 25.3 percent (62 million cubic meters) more than the previous day.