For 11 months of 2021, Ukraine imported 2.547 billion cubic meters of gas, export and re-export amounted to 2.207 billion cubic meters.
In November 2021, the volume of natural gas transported from the EU to Ukraine amounted to 11.6 million cubic meters. At the same time, export, together with re-export of gas from Ukraine to European countries, increased by 81% compared to October and amounted to 579 million cubic meters.
Gas imports in comparison with the previous month decreased by 92% or by 143 million cubic meters. In November, Hungary became the source of gas imports, from which 11.6 million cubic meters of gas were supplied thanks to the virtual reverse. As a reminder, the supplies are taking place despite the stoppage of the physical transit of Russian gas to Hungary from October 1, 2021.
Export and re-export of gas in November increased by 21% compared to October and amounted to 578.5 million cubic meters.
It should be noted that on the night of November 1, an accident occurred at the section of the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline, as a result of which Ukraine provided the main gas supplies to Hungary. Accordingly, customers increased exports to Hungary by 40% – up to 314.2 million cubic meters.
“When the incident took place at the Bulgarian gas transportation system, Hungary balanced its system thanks to gas imports from Ukraine. This explains the growth in gas exports from the Ukrainian GTS to Hungary. Gas TSO of Ukraine has repeatedly proved its reliability as a business partner of the neighboring countries: in October we helped to balance the system of Moldova, in November – Hungary. We are ready to continue to ensure uninterrupted gas transit for our customers”, – explained Sergiy Makogon, CEO of GTSOU.
Exports to Slovakia amounted to 181.4 million cubic meters, to Poland – 76.9 million cubic meters.
As a reminder, from October 1, 2021, Gazprom stopped the gas transit through the territory of Ukraine in the direction of Hungary. However, the capacity of the Ukrainian gas transmission system to enter Hungary was contracted for the entire gas year (from 01.10.2021 to 30.09.2022) in the amount of 24.6 million cubic meters per day. Therefore, mentioned capacity will be paid by the customer regardless of the physical volumes of the transit.