12:21 13.12.2017

Gas transit across Ukraine 23% down due to Baumgarten blast

Gas transit across Ukraine 23% down due to Baumgarten blast

Gas transit across Ukraine fell by 23%, to 200 million cubic meters (mcm) a day due to an explosion in Baumgarten (Austria), Advisor to the Energy and Coal Industry Minister of Ukraine Maskym Beliavsky has told Interfax-Ukraine.

"After yesterday's emergency in Baumgarten, the daily transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine decreased by 23%, up to 200 mcm," he said.

Beliavsky said that Ukraine fulfills the applications of European importing countries on time and the country is ready to increase the volumes of pumping after receiving the relevant applications.

"We plan to restore the volumes of gas transit to European consumers to 260 mcm per day during this day," Beliavsky said.

The adviser to the minister recalled that in January-November 2017, Ukraine transited 85.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas, which is 3.3 bcm exceeds the figure for the entire last year.

Beliavsky also said that there is no problems with gas supply to Ukrainian consumers - imports from the EU remain at the level of 32.2 mcm per day, own production provides 58.1 mcm per day, and another 48.1 mcm of gas comes from underground storage.

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