PJSC Gazprom has booked all the proposed additional transit capacities of Ukraine in May, follows the results of the monthly auction on the Regional Booking Platform (RBP), Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Additional transit capacity in May was booked on the RBP platform on Monday. Of the 15 million cubic meters per day offered, all 15 million cubic meters were booked. In April, March and February, Gazprom bought a little less – 14.2 million cubic meters per day.
Gazprom has a long-term reservation of 40 billion cubic meters of Ukrainian facilities for 2021 – 109 million cubic meters per day; 15 million cubic meters were additionally booked at the auction – a total of 124 million cubic meters per day.
In April, Gazprom is pumping an average of 124 million cubic meters per day through Ukraine, completely using the booked volume.
In January 2021, Gazprom pumped an average of 124.51 million cubic meters per day through Ukraine, in February – 104 million cubic meters, in March – 119.5 million cubic meters.
Currently, Europe is dramatically increasing gas consumption. Global supplies of LNG, as well as pipeline gas from Russia, are at their maximum, but this does not allow for the time being to start massive pumping of gas into underground storage facilities to prepare for next winter.
To recap, the head of GTSOU previously reported that Gazprom was gradually reducing transit through Ukraine.
As reported, the Russian Gazprom will not revise the contract for gas transit with Ukraine.