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.