Gas transit through Ukraine rose sharply after the decision of the EU court on Gazprom

Recently we Reportedas Gazprom imposed serious restrictions on gas supplies to Europe. And so, European gas transport operators inform that the volume of natural gas transit through Ukraine has increased sharply after a court of the European Union (EU) forbade Gazprom to reserve additional volumes (capacities) of the Opal gas pipeline, which is a continuation of the Nord Stream gas pipeline .

For example, the Slovak operator Eustream clarified that the application for pumping gas through the border station (point between Slovakia and Ukraine) Velke Kapusany, on September 16, 2019, increased from 145,4 million cubic meters. m up to 154,7 million cubic meters m

European gas transport operators note that Gazprom has reduced supplies through the Opal gas pipeline on September 14, 2019. At the same time, Gazprom increased gas pumping through the smaller Nel gas pipeline, which is also a continuation of the Nord Stream pipeline, but unlike the Opal gas pipeline, it goes through Germany not to the Czech Republic, but to Belgium.

It should be recalled that the Opal gas pipeline, built by Gazprom and Wintershall in 2011, was half empty for a long time, because according to the discriminatory rules of the EU’s Third Energy Package, the gas supplier could use only 50% of this “pipe”. In 2016, Gazprom managed to secure the right to use 90% of the Opal gas pipeline, but now everything has returned to its previous state.
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  1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 16 September 2019 14: 58
    Europe wants cheaper than free. Because of the Urals, I hear how there faces craving from desire.
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  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 16 September 2019 16: 23
    Against the background of this news, I want to believe that on September 19 they will not agree on anything.
  3. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 16 September 2019 20: 51
    Europe wants not just cheap gas from Russia, it also wants Russia to supply most of this gas through Ukraine, paying this country, not only for pumping, but also for the maintenance and repair of the entire gas transmission infrastructure and, moreover, to allow money steal gas in unlimited quantities. It is curious that in Gazprom they still cannot understand, the EU will achieve its goal by any means.
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