The Ukrainian TSO records a 25% increase in daily transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after a complete halt of both threads of Nord Stream pipeline for maintenance.
Gazprom has sharply increased transit volumes through the Ukrainian GTS since 16 July when Nord Stream was stopped for a scheduled 15-day maintenance. On 16 July, 306.6 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas passed through the the Ukrainian GTS, which is 25.3% (62 mcm) more compared to the previous day. This corresponds to the annualized volume of 112 billion cubic meters.
As of 18 July, the request for Russian gas transit through Ukraine is 306.5 mcm per day.
Despite the increased load on the Ukrainian GTS, it still has spare capacity.
Ukraine’s GTS has the advantage of flexibility, ramified structure and huge spare capacity. This enables the Ukrainian TSO to perform maintenance and repair works without interruptions of transit.
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine