25.07.2022 the dispatchers of the Gas TSO of Ukraine recorded a sharp increase in pressure on the main gas pipeline “Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod” in the section of the state border of the russian federation-Ukraine state border. The change in pressure occurred without warning from PJSC Gazprom.
GTSOU informed Gazprom that untimely submission of information about switching and changing modes could lead to emergencies on the main gas pipeline, as well as reminded of the need to coordinate actions by the algorithm determined by the current inter-operator agreement.
“Such uncoordinated actions of Gazprom cause concern. The Gas TSO of Ukraine insists that the russian GTS operator must provide information on the reasons for such behavior within the framework of the standards of agreements between operators. Untimely informing the Operator carries potential risks for the normal operation of the Ukrainian GTS. Such a step looks especially dangerous for Europe, after Gazprom again reduced transit through Nord Stream 1 to 33 million cubic meters per day”, — said Sergiy Makogon, CEO of GTSOU.
Recall that in 2009, under similar circumstances of uncoordinated actions between operators, an accident occurred on the gas pipeline in Turkmenistan.