Gas imports increased by 76%

In January-March 2020, natural gas imports from the EU amounted to 2.7 billion cubic meters, which is 1.2 billion cubic meters, or 76%, more than in the first quarter of last year, and also 6% higher than the average in 2016-2019. This was reported by the press service.

In particular, in the first three months of 2020, imports from Slovakia amounted to 1.9 billion cubic meters (+ 99% compared to the same period last year), from Hungary – 0.5 billion cubic meters (+ 58%), from Poland – 0.35 billion cubic meters (+ 21%).

The indicated volumes of imports from Poland also include a virtual reverse flow, which became available for the first time since the beginning of this year – 0.28 billion cubic meters.

In addition, according to the operational data of the Ukrainian GTS Operator, in March 2020, 1.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas were imported into Ukraine. This is more than 2 times (670 million cubic meters) exceeds the import volumes in March 2019.

Today, all imported volumes of the fuel come exclusively from European Union countries. Ukraine has not imported gas from the Russian Federation since November 2015.

To recap, gas transit through the gas transmission system of Ukraine in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 53%.

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