Gas transit monitoring mission of the European Commission visited Ukraine

28 December 2016, Kyiv — The gas transit monitoring mission established by the European Commission upon request of the Ukrainian side, came to Kyiv with a regular visit last week. The mission has examined the gas flows data in the central dispatching unit and discussed the issue of the inadequate gas pressure at the entry points to the Ukrainian gas transmission system from Russia.

For over a year, Ukrtransgaz provides the European Commission with constant online access to gas flows and ordering data to ensure independent hands-on monitoring of gas transit across Ukraine. The sides have agreed to expand the information provided by Ukrtransgaz to the European Commission, including with data on gas pressure at entry and exit points of Ukraine’s GTS.

Ukraine continues to ensure stable gas transit despite the continuing failure of Gazprom to ensure contractual gas pressure levels. The sides have agreed on an action plan should the gas supply situation deteriorate. The Ukrainian side has granted access to all its facilities to the monitoring mission at its request. The Russian side has been invited to cooperate with the monitoring mission, however, has not provided its consent as yet.