Foreign traders are actively transporting gas for storage in Ukraine.
In July 2023, natural gas imports to Ukraine amounted to 589 million cubic meters, of which more than 99% was stored in the “customs warehouse” and short-haul modes. The main volumes were imported for storage in Ukraine by non-resident traders.
223.8 million cubic meters were received Hungary — 38% of the total volume of receipts to Ukraine in July. 142.9 million cubic meters (24%) — from Moldova, 119.6 million cubic meters (20%) — from Slovakia, 102.8 million cubic meters (18%) — from Poland.
Against the backdrop of filling European gas storage facilities by more than 85%, European traders stepped up using the Ukrainian gas infrastructure. In July, gas injection in the “customs warehouse” and short-haul modes shows the highest rates since the start of a full-scale invasion. Moreover, in 2023, gas injection by non-residents began earlier than last year.
“Ukrainian gas infrastructure has proven to be reliable for both transport and storage of gas. We are glad to see foreign customers who understand that gas storage in Ukraine is profitable and safe. It is to maintain this trust that we have been working since the very beginning of the full-scale invasion and we are confident that, together with our colleagues from Ukrtransgaz, we have shown ourselves to be a reliable partner in improving the energy security of Europe,” said General Director, Dmytro Lyppa.