For 11 months of 2021, Ukraine imported 2.547 billion cubic meters of gas from Europe. In November 2021, the volume of natural gas transported from the EU to Ukraine amounted to 11.6 million cubic meters.
Gas imports in November, compared to October, decreased by 92% to 143 million cubic meters. In November, Hungary became the source of imports, from which 11.6 million cubic meters of gas were supplied thanks to the virtual reverse, according to the press service of the Ukrainian GTS Operator.
From October 1, 2021, Gazprom has stopped the transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine in the direction of Hungary. However, the capacity of the Ukrainian gas transmission system to Hungary was contracted for the entire gas year (from 01.10.2021 to 30.09.2022) in the amount of 24.6 million cubic meters per day. Therefore, they will be paid by the customer regardless of the physical dimensions of the transit.
In November 2021, natural gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS to European countries amounted to 3,049 billion cubic meters, 414 million cubic meters more than in October.
Transit volumes to Slovakia increased by 14% – to 2,418 billion cubic meters compared to October 2021. Supplies to Slovakia remain the main route of gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS and account for 80% of the total transit volumes.
GTSOU also transported 334 million cubic meters (+ 89% compared to October) to Moldova and 297 million cubic meters of gas to Poland (-13%).
All transit gas supplies from Russia to European countries did not exceed the booked annual capacity.
“Despite the Russian announcements in early November, there was no increase in the gas transit to Europe through the territory Ukraine. There were some manipulations when the transit was reduced to 57 million cubic meters per day at the beginning of the month and then increased to 109 million cubic meters, as stipulated in the contract. For comparison, in the same period in 2020, the gas transit amounted to 178 million cubic meters per day, in 2019 – 277 million cubic meters. Consequently, we can increase the gas transit through Ukrainian GTS by 2.5 times”, – highlighted Serhiy Makogon, Head of the GTSOU.
The natural gas transit through Ukraine in 11 months of 2021 amounted to 38.3 billion cubic meters, and the average daily transportation volume – 114 million cubic meters.
In total, Slovakia received 24,849 billion cubic meters of gas, Hungary – 6.799 billion cubic meters, Moldova – 2.783 billion cubic meters, Poland – 3.524 billion cubic meters and Romania – 0.394 billion cubic meters.
As reported, NEURC would revise the price for SoLR clients.