Transit of natural gas through Ukraine in 9 months of 2021 amounted to 32.7 billion cubic meters, which is 17.2% less than in the same period in 2020, and the average daily transportation volume amounted to 119 million cubic meters, according to the press service of GTSOU.
In total, Slovakia received 20.314 billion cubic meters of gas, Hungary – 6.799 billion cubic meters, Poland – 2.886 billion cubic meters, Moldova – 2.272 billion cubic meters and Romania – 0.394 billion cubic meters.
In September 2021, the transit of natural gas through the Ukrainian GTS to European countries amounted to 3.257 billion cubic meters.
The largest volumes came to Slovakia – 1.989 billion cubic meters or 61.1% of the total transit volumes. The Ukrainian GTS Operator (GTSOU) transited 332 million cubic meters of gas to Poland, to Hungary – 742 million cubic meters, to Moldova – 194 million cubic meters.
According to the Ukrainian GTS Operator (GTSOU), as of September 2021, Gazprom booked only 4% of the additional guaranteed transit capacity. As a result, the average daily volumes of Russian gas transported through the territory of Ukraine this month fell to 109 million cubic meters – to the minimum volume.
“GTSOU offers about 80 million cubic meters per day of additional capacity for gas transit to Europe, but the results of the auctions show that Gazprom is not interested in increasing supplies. Even the guaranteed 15 million cubic meters of additional capacities were not booked for September and October. However, I would like to note that less than a third of the total transit capacity of 146 billion cubic meters is used by our GTS. m per year. These unused capacities are twice as large as those of Nord Stream 2, which can be used to increase gas supplies to the EU,” Serhii Makohon, General Director of GTSOU said.
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