Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz, along with the GTS operators of other countries, agreed on the necessary technical solutions for creating new import capacities based on the South-North Trans-Balkan pipeline system (reverse through the Transit-1 pipeline). The main goal of cooperation is diversification gas supply routes to Ukraine in preparation for the fall-winter period 2019/2020.
“It is expected that on January 1, 2020, a constant capacity will be created for imports from Romania of 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year, regardless of the volume of Russian gas transit through Ukraine”, the statement said.
The specialists of Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz agreed on the modernization of the border gas measuring stations gas measuring unit Hrebeniki (Ukraine) and gas measuring unit Kaushany (Moldova) to work in reverse mode.
The Ukrainian side plans to build additional bypass lines of gas pipelines, install new technological jumpers with the installation of three ball valves and complete the reconstruction of gas measuring stations Hrebeniki before the end of 2019.
The company notes that for Ukraine and Moldova this project is of strategic importance, because by diversifying the gas supply routes, it is a shame for states to increase the reliability and uninterrupted supply of fuel to their consumers.