The operators of the Polish and Ukrainian gas transmission systems have agreed on the terms of cooperation at the points of connection between gas transmission systems of Ukraine and Poland – Hermanovich and Drozdovichi, based entirely on European work practices and EU legislation. This was reported by the press service.
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., Ukrtransgaz JSC and LLC Operator GTS of Ukraine signed an addendum to the Agreement on cooperation at the connection points between Poland and Ukraine.
“In the point of connection Hermanovich, from December 1, 2019, it will be possible to carry out operations with a virtual reverse, and allocation will occur in accordance with the Operating Balancing Account , which is not reset every month, in full accordance with the requirements of the EU network codes”, the statement says.
“From January 1, 2020, in the point of connection Drozdovichi, natural gas transmission services will be offered in full compliance with the EU network codes, including the possibility of virtual reverse and allocation in accordance with the operating balancing account”. The company recalled that by the end of this year this point was blocked by the current contract with Gazprom.
As the process of separating the independent operator of the Ukrainian gas transmission system is still ongoing, the parties also agreed on the rules of cooperation in order to ensure the continuity of operation of both connection points, namely the transfer of the cooperation agreement from Ukrtransgaz JSC to the Ukrainian gas transmission system operator from January 1, 2020.