The launch of new gas pipelines brought down the Ukrainian transit

In 2020, the Ukrainian LLC GTS Operator of Ukraine pumped 55,8 billion cubic meters to Europe. m of Russian gas, which is 38% less compared to 2019. This is stated in the official message-report of the OGTSU, published on the company's website.

At the same time, the transportation of gas from the EU countries to Ukraine (“virtual reverse”, as it was called by the company) amounted to 15,9 billion cubic meters. m, which is 12% more compared to the previous year. This is 27% higher than the average for 2016-2018.

The key factors behind the decrease in transit volumes to Europe are: the launch of new gas pipelines bypassing Ukraine and a decrease in demand for "blue fuel" in the EU due to significant gas reserves in European UGS facilities

- indicated in the communique.

It is specified that the agreement with PJSC Gazprom provides for the reservation of facilities in the amount of 65 billion cubic meters. m (178 million cubic meters / day) in 2020 and 40 billion cubic meters (110 million cubic meters / day) in 2021-2024. At the same time, in 2020 the transit of Russian gas turned out to be 14% less (or 9,2 billion cubic meters) than stipulated in the document. However, the Russian gas giant regularly transfers money for the entire volume of ordered capacities under a “download or pay” contract.

Thus, Gazprom pays for the transit of 65 billion cubic meters. m, although the real pumping is much lower. Moreover, at the beginning of 2020, the average daily transit volume was 153 million cubic meters. m / day, and by the end of the reporting period increased to 183 million cubic meters. m / day.

In 2020, OGTSU completed its main tasks by 100%. OGTSU today is a reliable support for the state, and the Ukrainian GTS is an integral and important part of the energy stability and security of Europe

- said the head of the company Sergey Makogon.

In turn, the head of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolev, said that the country earned about $ 2020 billion in 2 from gas transit. This is significantly less than in previous years.

Note that the OGTSU slogan "We transport the energy of independence" best describes what is happening. Launching new gas pipelines in the Balkans (continuation of the Turkish Stream) and the inevitable commissioning of Nord Stream-2 in the Baltic will further collapse Ukrainian transit and worsen Ukraine's position as a transit country.
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  1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 3 January 2021 12: 05
    The USA made the work of "Nord Stream 2" impossible
    1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
      Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 3 January 2021 12: 27
      The United States made the work of Nord Stream 2 impossible, and "-" cons
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 3 January 2021 15: 17
        The United States made the work of Nord Stream 2 impossible, and "-" cons

        Apparently they are for your naivety. You will continue in the same spirit, my "-" will also fall into the piggy bank hi
        1. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
          Volkonsky (Vladimir) 4 January 2021 22: 53
          123rd, do you believe that SP-2 will be launched? even if we hold out, Biden will not be able to overcome the Congress law imposing sanctions against him, and then there are sanctions not only against construction, but also against the operation of SP-2 and its commissioning (certification). The Congress law was adopted as an amendment to the defense budget for 2021, it is not regulated by presidential decrees, another law is needed to repeal this, and in Congress there is full consensus on this matter (both elephants and donkeys are all hoofed "for" sanctions)
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 4 January 2021 23: 59
            Of course they will finish building yes True, overseas parasites will drink more blood.
            Does anyone count on Biden? belay
            Now what? Let them enter what they want, take them out. Let donkeys and elephants at least interbreed.
            The whole problem lies in the European partners, they lie too tightly under the United States.
            I think closer to summer articles on this topic will not be uncommon laughing
  2. Praskovya Offline Praskovya
    Praskovya (Praskovya) 3 January 2021 13: 42
    Gas there, gas here. And half of Russia is not supplied with gas.
  3. LozmanPozman Offline LozmanPozman
    LozmanPozman (Lozman Pozman) 3 January 2021 15: 07
    I don't know any other country that would feed hostile nationalist regimes ...
  4. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 3 January 2021 15: 24
    Quote: LozmanPozman
    I don't know any other country that would feed hostile nationalist regimes ...

    So for us, almost all modes are hostile .. well, they have a huge +, I would say a plus .. this is their currency, without which we are in% ope
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 January 2021 16: 38
    Say Thank you to the prominent statesman, the former chairman of Gazprom Medvedev and K.
    Gazprom pays. Gazprom spuskaket. Medvedev is in charge.
    Oh yes, the Transit has collapsed. If so in the 10th.
  6. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 3 January 2021 22: 33
    Ukraine wants Russia to feed it to the death.
  7. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
    anclevalico (Victor) 4 January 2021 06: 11
    I don't even know how much Gazprom manages to incur a loss by paying for such unclaimed services. For the 21st, will they also pay for the pumping in full?