In November 2021, natural gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS to European countries amounted to 3,049 billion cubic meters, 414 million cubic meters more than in October.
Transit volumes to Slovakia increased by 14% – to 2,418 billion cubic meters compared to October 2021. Supplies to Slovakia remain the main route of gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS and account for 80% of the total transit volumes.
The GTS Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) transported 334 million cubic meters of gas (+ 89% compared to October) to Moldova and 297 million cubic meters to Poland (-13%). All transit gas supplies from Russia to European countries did not exceed the booked annual capacity.
Applications for the transit of Russian gas to Hungary have not been received since October 1, despite the accident at the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline and the blockage of gas supply from the Turkish Stream. At the same time, gas supplies from Ukraine to Hungary increased to 314 million cubic meters through the short-haul service.
As a result, the average daily volumes of Russian gas transported through the territory of Ukraine in November increased to 102 million cubic meters, which is still below the minimum volume, according to the current transit contract*.
“Despite the Russian announcements in early November, there was no increase in the gas transit to Europe through the territory Ukraine. There were some manipulations when the transit was reduced to 57 million cubic meters per day at the beginning of the month, and then increased to 109 million cubic meters, as stipulated in the contract. For comparison, in the same period in 2020, the gas transit amounted to 178 million cubic meters per day, in 2019 – 277 million cubic meters. Consequently, we can increase the gas transit through Ukrainian GTS by 2.5 times”, – highlighted Serhiy Makogon, Head of the GTSOU.
The natural gas transit through Ukraine in 11 months of 2021 amounted to 38.3 billion cubic meters, and the average daily transportation volume – 114 million cubic meters.
In total, Slovakia received 24,849 billion cubic meters of gas, Hungary – 6.799 billion cubic meters, Moldova – 2.783 billion cubic meters, Poland – 3.524 billion cubic meters and Romania – 0.394 billion cubic meters.
*The current Transit Contract between NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and the Russian PJSC Gazprom concluded at the end of 2019 for a period of five years. It provides for the booking by Gazprom of transit capacities in the amount 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.