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Transit of gas via Ukraine grows significantly in March

The amount of gas transit via the Ukrainian gas transmission system has grown in March 2018 by 21.3% comparing to March 2017 and totals 8.1bn cubic meters. As the Ukrtransgaz reports on its website, it has been fulfilling growing applications for transmission of gas fully.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian transit company complains of “systematic within 2018 non-compliance of Gazprom with contracted pressure in main gas pipelines on input points at the Ukrainian gas transmission system.”

In the first quarter of 2018, the gas transit from Russia via the territory of Ukraine decreased to 20.1bn cubic meters, which is 13.3% less than in the first three months last year.

At the same time, according to Ukrtransgaz, in March the amount of transit gas increased sharply. Average daily transit in March was 260mn c m, which is by 50mn, or 22% more per day than in February 2018. Experts believe this is caused by a record low amount of gas in European gas storage facilities, while European countries are main consumers of the Russian gas.

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