GTSOU reports that in June gas transit via the southern route of the GTS of Ukraine amounted to 26.5 million cubic meters, which is 50% higher than in May and 4 times more than in April.
It is noted that the increase in gas transmission volumes is associated with a planned stop for the repair of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline from June 23 to 28. During this period, the average flow in the Trans-Balkan direction increased from 0.2 to 4 million cubic meters per day.
“From the beginning of 2020, when the Turkish Stream began operating, Gazprom actually stopped the full use of the capacities of the Ukrainian gas transmission system for gas transit to Turkey and the Balkans. And dependence solely on the Turkish Stream carries great risks for the countries of Southern Europe, because if it stops or breaks, gas supplies for this region may be suspended,” the statement said.
The Turkish Stream gas pipeline is designed to transport gas from Russia to Turkey, countries of southern and southeastern Europe, bypassing Ukraine. Its construction began in 2017, and the first gas deliveries were made in January 2020. The design capacity of Turkish Stream is 31.5 billion cubic meters. m/year (two lines of 15.75 billion cubic meters each), which completely replaces the southern route of the Ukrainian gas transmission system (30 billion cubic meters/year).
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