The request for the transit of gas from Russia to Europe via Ukraine has increased to 31 million cubic meters per day

MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Demand for pumping Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine on Feb 3 jumped nearly 5% to 30.9 million cubic meters per day through the zero-volume Sudzha gas metering station by GIS Sokhranovka, data shows gas operator of Ukraine.

The day before, the consumption was at the level of 29.5 million cubic meters. per day.

Since February, the application has increased by 20% compared to the previous days, when the transit volume remained at around 24 million cubic meters. daily.

In mid-January, pumping gas through Ukraine fell by 23 percent. from 32.6 million cubic meters per day, while since May last year it has been at the level of approx. 40-43 million cubic meters. per day, starting to decrease in January 2023. The maximum volume of the transit contract is 109 million cubic meters.

Since May 11, Ukraine has stopped receiving transit gas through the Sohranivka station, citing force majeure circumstances and proposing to transfer the entire transit volume to Suja.

Pumping along the main route of Russian gas supplies to Europe – the Nord Stream gas pipeline – was completely stopped on 2 September.

The transit of Russian gas through Poland to Germany via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, which carried up to 15% of Gazprom’s export supplies to Europe and Turkey, was interrupted after Russian retaliatory sanctions against the Polish owner of the pipeline. (Moscow office)


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