Gas transit amounted to 35 bln cubic meters for January-August 2020

2nd of September, 2020, Kyiv – For 8 months of 2020, Gas TSO of Ukraine transported 34.8 bln cub m of natural gas under the new transit agreement*. This is 42% less than in the same period last year (59.6 bln cub m).

Starting from the beginning of the year, Gazprom has been paying full amount for the entire volume of booked capacities, out of which 80% are in use. From our side, GTSOU fulfills all daily requests and continues to ensure constant gas transmission to European countries.

About 32.4 bln cub m (-39%) of gas were transited in the Western direction. In particular, to Poland – 2.6 bln cub m, to Slovakia – 23.9 bln cub m, to Hungary – 5.9 bln cub m.

In the Southern (Balkan) direction, transit amounted to 2.33 bln cub m (-73%). Of these, to Romania – 0.46 bln cub m and to Moldova – 1.87 bln cub m.

It should be noted that the transit reduction in southern route via the GTS of Ukraine is due to the launch of the Turk Stream in January 2020, which transports gas from Russia to Turkey and afterwards to the countries of the Balkan Peninsula.

*The transit agreement between NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and PJSC Gazprom, concluded at the end of 2019 for a period of five years, provides for the minimum firm transit volumes of 65 billion cubic meters (178 million cubic meters per day) in 2020 and 40 billion cubic meters (110 million cubic meters per day) in 2021-2024.