Gazprom delivering 42.1 mln cubic meters of gas to Europe through Ukraine
Russian majority state-owned multinational energy corporation – Gazprom – supplies gas for Europe through Ukraine in the volume of 42.1 million cubic meters per day via the Sudzha gas pumping station, a Gazprom representative told reporters on Saturday, adding that the request for pumping through Sokhranovka was rejected by the Ukrainian side.
“Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through the Ukrainian territory in the volume confirmed by the Ukrainian side via the Sudzha gas pumping station of 42.1 million cubic meters as of July 23. The request for the Sokhranovka gas pumping station has been rejected,” he said. On the previous day, the pumping volume equaled 41.9 million cubic meters, TASS reports.
Earlier reports stated with a reference to data released on the website of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) that the Russian natural gas transit via Ukraine might total around 42.1 million cubic meters on July 23.
On May 10, the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine said it would shut down transit of gas to Europe via the Sokhranovka station starting May 11 due to force majeure as the company could allegedly not control the Novopskov gas compressor station in the Lugansk Region. Consequently, transportation nominations will be rejected, with gas not to be accepted.
However, the Russian gas holding did not see any grounds for suspension of pumping in the previous form, noting that it did not receive any confirmation of the force majeure circumstances. The company added that it was technologically impossible to shift all transit volumes to another interconnection point, the Sudzha gas distribution station in Russia’s Kursk Region.