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April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Ukraine has increased its gas import from
Poland to five million cubic meters per day starting
April 1, 2013, reports Ukrtransgas, the Ukrainian gas transit state monopoly. This is 2.5 times the previous average amount of two million cubic meters per day. The gas supply increase has been stipulated in the contract between the German electric utilities company RWE and the national oil and gas company of Ukraine NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy.
Overall in 2013,
Ukraine plans to import between 5-7 billion cubic meters of natural gas from
Europe and reduce its import from
Russia to 20 billion cubic meters. Comparably,
Ukraine imported about 33 billion cubic meters of gas from
Russia in 2012.
In order to achieve this goal,
Ukraine started receiving European gas through
Poland employing Ukrainian gas transporting system (GTS) in reverse mode since
November 2012. Notably, in January-
March 2013, the volume of gas
Ukraine imported through Polish Gaz-System S.A. amounted to 2 million cubic meters per day at a price of
USD 390 per thousand cubic meters.
Since the beginning of the reverse gas supply
Ukraine has imported from
Germany about 100 million cubic meters of gas as of
March 28, 2013. Interestingly, this was the day when
Ukraine started receiving European gas through Hungarian operator FGSZ Ltd as well. The transfer capacity of Hungarian-Ukrainian pipeline amounts to three million cubic meters of gas per day with the possibility to reach 15 million per day after appropriate modernization is employed in April-June, 2013, reports
Ukraine also plans to import gas through
Romania. As of today, there are four pipelines connecting
Slovakia and if the parties agree to use one of them in reverse mode it could result in about 10 billion cubic meters of gas supply to
Ukraine annually. The negotiations between Ukrainian Ukrtransgaz and Slovakian Eustream are currently underway. Reportedly the parties are expected to sign the Interconnection as well as the Technical Agreement in April, 2013.
The negotiations with Romanian S.N.T.G.N. Transgaz S.A. have resulted in signing of the memorandum of intent.
Ukraine is exploring the possibility of importing up to five million cubic meters of natural gas per day from
Slovakia through Tekovo.
SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine