Gazprom increased pressure on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline without warning

OGTSU told Gazprom that late submission of information about switching and changing modes could lead to emergency situations on the main gas pipeline.

Uncoordinated actions of Gazprom cause concern / photo: REUTERS
Uncoordinated actions of Gazprom cause concern / photo: REUTERS

Dispatchers of the GTS Operator of Ukraine recorded a sharp increase in pressure on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod main gas pipeline at the section of the state border of the Russian Federation – Ukraine.

According to the press service of the OGTSU, the change in pressure occurred without notification from PJSC Gazprom.

It is noted that the OGTSU informed Gazprom that the untimely submission of information on switching and changing modes could lead to emergency situations on the main gas pipeline, and also recalled the need to coordinate actions in accordance with the algorithm defined by the current inter-operator agreement.play video

“Such uncoordinated actions of Gazprom cause concern. The operator of the Ukrainian GTS insists that the operator of the Russian GTS must provide information on the reasons for such behavior within the framework of the standards of agreements between operators. Late informing the Operator carries potential risks for the regular operation of the Ukrainian GTS. Such a step looks especially dangerous for Europe, after Gazprom once again reduced transit through Nord Stream 1 to 33 million cubic meters per day,” noted Sergey Makogon, Director General of the OGTSU.

The OGTS recalled that in 2009, under similar circumstances of uncoordinated actions between operators, an accident occurred on the gas pipeline of Turkmenistan.

Recall that the largest German partner of “Gazprom” will receive assistance from the government.

(C)UNIAN 2022

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.