UKRTRANSGAZ announces operational results for the four months of 2018
May 7, 2018, Kyiv – Ukrtransgaz, reports on operation results of the Ukrainian gas transmission system for four months of 2018. According to the operational data of central dispatching department in January – April 2018:
The volumes of transportation of natural gas via the territory of Ukraine from Russian Federation to the EU countries and Moldova amounted to 27.7 billion cubic meters. Since the beginning of the year, the transit volumes decreased by 2.8 billion cubic meters, or 9.2%, in comparison with the same period of 2017. However, if we compare this figure for April, then we will see that the transit in 2018 increased by 0.3 billion cubic meters or 3.7%, and amounted to 7.6 billion cubic meters.
Withdrawal from underground storages amounted to 7.3 billion cubic meters, which is 3.2 billion or 78%, more than for the same period last year.
As of 30 April 2018, the volume of stored gas in the UGS amounted to 7.9 billion cubic meters, 0.5 billion cubic meters, or 6%, less than last year.
IMPORT FROM THE EU
Import from the EU member-states decreased more than two times in comparison to the same period of 2017. This was caused by the significant volume of gas injected to the UGS by Naftogaz of Ukraine and other network users before the withdrawal season.
In January-April, the import from the EU amounted to 2.2 billion cubic meters, which is 2.6 billion cubic meters, or 54, 2% less, than in comparison to first four months of the previous year. The most significant part of natural gas was imported from Slovakia – 1.4 billion cubic meters (-64%), while from Hungary – 0.5 billion cubic meters (+25%) and from Poland – 0.3 billion cubic meters (-25%).
From January to April 2018, gas producers delivered 6.8 billion cubic meters to the gas transmission system, which is almost equal to gas production in January-April 2017.
For four months of 2018, 14.6 billion cubic meters were transported to the consumers of all categories, which is 0.6 billion cubic meters, or 4.3% more, than for the same period of 2017.
*Consumption does not include the technological gas for the needs of UTG, DSOs and gas producers.
For more operational data: UTG Transparency Platform
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