In June 2022, russian shelling in the Zaporizhzhia region damaged a gas pipeline that fed 17 gas distribution stations and 100 thousand consumers in Melitopol, Energodar, Dniprorudne, and other towns. Employees of the Zaporizhzhya MPLPD localized the damaged section and blocked part of the gas pipeline branch to preserve gas resources for supplying gas to consumers. Gas reserves remaining in the pipeline were exhausted on July 8. After that GDSs were stopped, and the supply to consumers was terminated.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing active hostilities in the region, access to the gas pipeline and its full repair is impossible. The situation is similar on the line of contact in the east of Ukraine: russian shelling damaged two main gas pipelines in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, but hostilities make it impossible to access the damaged sections.
Employees of GTSOU remain at their workplaces and will begin recovery activities at the slightest opportunity. Still, considering the damage, the occupiers must stop shelling to restore the gas supply.
Also, last week, enemy shells damaged gas distribution stations in the south of Ukraine. In the Kherson region, one GDS was stopped. In the Mykolaiv region, the employees of GTSOU detected and localized the damage to the GDS gate valve caused by a russian projectile.
As of July 11, 110 GDS (almost 8% of the total amount) in six regions of Ukraine remain out of service. The largest number of disconnected stations is in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where, due to constant hostilities, specialists of Gas TSO cannot get to the place of damage to the main gas pipeline to restore gas supply to consumers.