As of December 2, Gazprom booked the capacity of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline in the amount of 31 million cubic meters of the offered 89 million cubic meters, according to the results of the booking session on the GSA Platform, Interfax reports.
It booked the same volumes in the previous months, as well as on December 1.
The Yamal-Europe gas pipeline can pump up to 33 billion cubic meters per year. The Polish 683-kilometre section is owned by the EuRoPol Gaz joint venture and operated by the national gas transmission operator Gaz-System.
Gazprom's long-term contract for transit through Poland ended a year ago. Since then, its capacity has been allocated based on auction bookings. For the gas year from October 2020 to September 2021, Gazprom booked capacities at an annual auction but the company preferred to book the gas pipeline capacities every month for October and November 2021.
Gazprom did not book Yamal-Europe's capacity for December on a monthly basis; only daily auctions remained in the armoury of booking tools. They end every day at 7:00 pm.