12th of March 2020, Kyiv – 3.9 billion cubic meters of gas flowed in the form of transit through the territory of Ukraine in February 2020. This is 47% less than the same month last year and 56% more than January 2020.
Overall, from beginning of 2020, 6.5 billion cubic meters of gas flowed through the GTS of Ukraine and that is 53% less than the same period last year. However, transit capacities from the Russian Federation are fully paid by PJSC Gazprom for the specified period under the new transit contract and equal to 65 billion cubic meters per year (or 0.178 billion cubic meters per day).
From beginning of 2020, in the western direction, about 5.5 billion cubic meters of gas were actually transported, which is 48% less than the same period in 2019: to Poland – 0.5 billion cubic meters (-9%), to Slovakia – 4.0 billion cubic meters (-52%), to Hungary – 1.0 billion cubic meters (-39%).
Starting from 2020, in the southern (Balkan) direction, transit volumes declined by 69% and became 1.0 billion cubic meters. In particular, transit to Romania via GMS Orlovka became 0.3 billion cubic meters (-87%), and to Moldova – 0.7 billion cubic meters (-3%). The decrease in transit volumes through the Trans-Balkan corridor is largely due to the launch of the pipeline TurkStream.