Depressurization of the gas pipeline did not affect the operation of Ukrainian underground storage facilities

Ukrtransgaz reported that the accident that occurred on the night of September 15, 2020 on the main gas pipeline KZU-1 in Kyiv region did not affect the operation of Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities.

The entire system of underground gas storage facilities is operating normally. Stable gas injection into UGS facilities continues, as well as the provision of gas storage services to Ukrainian and foreign customers.

From 01.01.2020, after the end of the unbundling, JSC Ukrtransgaz does not operate the gas transmission system of Ukraine. This function is performed by the independent Ukrainian GTS Operator.

To recap, Ukrainian GTS Operator reported that the main gas pipeline KZU-1 was depressurized tonight in Kyiv region. This gas pipeline is used to transport gas from gas production facilities in the eastern regions to underground gas storage facilities in the western region of Ukraine.

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