July 1, 2020, Kyiv – Within 6 months of 2020, LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine transited 24.9 billion cubic meters of gas under the new transit agreement*. However, this is 45% less than in the first half-year of 2019 (45.1 billion cubic meters).
Starting from the beginning of the year, PJSC Gazprom has been fully paying for the entire volume of booked capacities, out of which 78% were used, according to the data from the first half-year. On the other hand, LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine fulfills all daily requests and will continue to ensure constant gas transmission to European countries.
Approximately 23 billion cubic meters of gas were transited in the western direction. In particular, 1.8 billion cubic meters were transported to Poland, 16.9 billion cubic meters – to Slovakia and 4.2 billion cubic meters – to Hungary.
In the Trans-Balkan direction, gas transit volumes amounted to 1.9 billion cubic meters. In particular, 0.4 billion cubic meters were transported to Romania and 1.5 billion cubic meters – to Moldova. It should be noted that in June gas transit volumes in the Trans-Balkan direction sharply increased due to the stop of the TurkStream pipeline.
Also, in the first half-year of 2020, test transit operations were carried out in the short-haul mode on the routes Slovakia-Hungary, Slovakia-Poland and Hungary-Slovakia, as well as from the customs warehouse to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
*The transit agreement between NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and PJSC Gazprom, concluded at the end of 2019 for a period of five years, provides for the minimum firm transit volumes 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.