Three 1 400 mm diameter gas pipelines – Yelets-Kremenchuk-Kryvyi Rih, Progress and Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod – with a total technical transit capacity of 244 million cubic meters per day pass through the GMS Sudzha point. These volumes are more than twice as much as the total transit flow through the Ukrainian GTS under current contractual obligations (109.6 million cubic meters per day).
It should be noted that the average daily transit volume through the point of connection “Sudzha” was:
• in 2017 – 181.2 million cubic meters;
• in 2018 – 170.7 million cubic meters;
• in 2019 – 180.3 million cubic meters;
• in 2020 (already under the new transit agreement) – 130.1 million cubic meters.
For the same period, the maximum volumes reached:
• in 2017 – 247.7 million cubic meters;
• in 2018 – 245.3 million cubic meters;
• in 2019 – 241 million cubic meters;
• in 2020 – 165.1 million cubic meters.
According to the existing transit agreement for 2020-2025, which provided for the transit of 65 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2020, the contract capacity at the point of “Sudzha” was 150.7 million cubic meters per day.
Moreover, a similar transfer of capacity from Sokhranivka to Sudzha took place from October 12 to 25, 2020, due to scheduled repairs. At that time, gas transit through the Sudzha entry point was 165.1 million cubic meters per day.
Therefore, the allegations about the impossibility of transferring flows from Sokhranivka to Sudzha point do not correspond to reality.