Operator of the Ukrainian GTS reported that, 802 million cubic meters of gas have been transported in short-haul mode since the beginning of the year.
In May 2020, short-haul transmission volumes increased to 470.1 million cubic meters, which is 80%, or 208 million cubic meters more than in April. Demand for short-haul service is growing, especially among foreign traders: 15 non-resident customers and 2 Ukrainian companies have used it since the beginning of the year.
802 million cubic meters of gas have been delivered to Ukraine in short-haul mode since the beginning of the year, of which, from Poland – 151 million cubic meters, from Slovakia – 76 million cubic meters, from Hungary – 575 million cubic meters.
It is noted that almost all of the volume was sent by traders to underground gas storages (UGS) for storage in the "Customs warehouse" mode.
OGTSU, in accordance with customer orders, has allocated 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas to the UGS operator for storage at the “Customs warehouse” (including short-haul volumes) since the beginning of the year.
Also, during 5 months of 2020, short-haul test transit operations were carried out along the routes Slovakia-Hungary, Slovakia-Poland and Hungary-Slovakia, as well as from the customs warehouse to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
The short-haul service, introduced by the Ukrainian GTS Operator on January 1, 2020, allows the company's customers to order gas transmission between Eastern European countries through Ukraine. And in combination with the “Customs warehouse” service by Ukrtransgaz JSC, foreign and domestic customers are also offered gas storage in Ukrainian underground storage facilities.
Recall, OGTSU will be a declarant for foreign companies during gas storage in Ukraine.
Earlier it was reported that at the beginning of the year gas transit volumes decreased by 46%.
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