: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Gas imports from Europe: Polish, Slovak reverse routes loaded by almost 100%

Polish and Slovak reverse gas supply routes to Ukraine are loaded by 95% and 100.5% respectively, the press service of the Ukrainian gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz reported.<

”Polish and Slovak reverse routes are loaded at a near-full capacity, by 95% and 100.5% respectively. Starting from yesterday, Slovak colleagues temporarily increased power output at Budince point. Now, the maximum possible daily supply amounts to 42 million cubic meters (mcm),” the report says.

According to the report, as of September 29, the total daily supply of natural gas from Europe to Ukraine is 53.3 mcm, while most of gas is supplied via the Slovak corridor – 40.2 mcm.

It is also noted that the workload of the Hungarian reverse route is 36%.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Slovakia`s gas transportation system operator Eustream will boost the capacity for imports to Ukraine by 1.1 million cubic meters per day in the fourth quarter of 2016.

On April 7, Ukraine began to refill its gas storage facilities. Naftogaz of Ukraine before the upcoming heating season planned to accumulate about 14.5 billion cubic meters of gas. As of September 26, Ukraine pumped into its USFs more than 14 billion cubic meters.

At the beginning of September 2016 the Cabinet of Ministers instructed Naftogaz of Ukraine to draft and approve a new schedule of gas injection into Ukrainian USFs, providing for the stocks to be upgraded to 17 bcm by Nov 1, 2016.

The state holding Naftogaz plans to buy part of imported gas using its own funds, as well as using a $300 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


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