1st of May, 2020, Kyiv – In April 2020, Gas TSO of Ukraine provided transportation of 4.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the EU and Moldova. This is 1% less than the previous month and 46% or 3.8 billion cubic meters less than in April 2019.
In addition to gas transit from the RF, in April Gas TSO of Ukraine transported test volumes of blue fuel from Slovakia to Poland in order of the request of an international trader within the new short-haul service.
In total, gas transit via Ukrainian GTS is amounted to 15.5 bln cubic m in January-April 2020. That is 47% less than the same period last year and 40% less than average value of January-March for 2014-2019. However, since the beginning of 2020, transit capacities from the Russian Federation are fully paid by PJSC Gazprom.
In January-March 2020, 14.0 billion cubic meters of gas were transited in the western direction. That is 10.1 billion cubic meters or 41% less than the results of the same period a year earlier.
In the Southern (Balkan) direction, the transit has decreased by 71% to 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas since the beginning of 2020. In particular, the transit to Romania via GMS Orlovka amounted to 0.3 billion cubic meters (-92%), to Moldova – to 1.2 billion cubic meters (-4%). The decrease in transit volumes through the Trans-Balkan corridor is largely due to the launch of the pipeline TurkStream.
*Including volumes within the new short-haul service, which enables customers to transport gas between EU countries (and to Ukrainian UGS) via the GTS of Ukraine for favorable tariffs.