Russia increased gas transit to Europe through Ukraine – GTS operator

The gas flow rate has not yet reached the booked volume.Russia has increased daily volumes of gas transit through Ukraine / photo from UNIANRussia has increased daily volumes of gas transit through Ukraine / photo from UNIAN

The Russian Federation has recently increased gas transit to Europe . The level of “blue fuel” pumping has not yet reached the booked 109 million cubic meters per day.

This was announced by the director of the ” Operator of GTS of Ukraine ” Serhiy Makogon on Facebook.

According to him, Russian gas storage facilities in Europe are almost a quarter full.

“As of November 5, Gazprom’s storage facilities in Europe are only 24.6% full. At the same time, the filling level of UGS facilities in Russia is the highest since 2000. Will there be an increase in gas supplies to Europe (from November 8, – ed.)” , – the message says.

At the same time, he pointed out that no additional applications for transit were received from Russia.

“Moreover, the transit is still less (88 million m3) than booked and paid for by Gazprom (109 million m3),” explained Makogon.

Let us remind you that in early November Russia sharply reduced gas transit through the territory of Ukraine.

Gas transit through Ukraine

Earlier, the head of Operator GTS, Sergei Makogon, said that the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, which was built bypassing Ukraine, does not create any additional value for Europe.

Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said that the gas crisis in Europe arose due to blackmail from Russia, which stopped pumping gas through the Ukrainian GTS.

Yuriy Vitrenko, chairman of the board of Naftogaz Ukrainy, believes that Russia is deliberately reducing gas transit through Ukraine in order to blackmail Europe and force it to certify Nord Stream 2.

On November 1, 2021, General Director of GTS Operator of Ukraine Serhiy Makogon announced that the  daily transit of Russian gas  through the Ukrainian gas transportation system to Europe decreased by 34% compared to October 1, and may soon reach zero.

(c)UNIAN 2021

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