April 4, 2013
has increased its gas import from
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,
plans to import between 5-7 billion cubic meters of natural gas from
and reduce its import from
to 20 billion cubic meters. Comparably,
imported about 33 billion cubic meters of gas from
In order to achieve this goal,
started receiving European gas through
employing Ukrainian gas transporting system (GTS) in reverse mode since
. Notably, in January-
, the volume of gas
imported through Polish Gaz-System S.A. amounted to 2 million cubic meters per day at a price of
per thousand cubic meters.
Since the beginning of the reverse gas supply
has imported from
about 100 million cubic meters of gas as of
March 28, 2013
. Interestingly, this was the day when
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
also plans to import gas through
. As of today, there are four pipelines connecting
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
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.
is exploring the possibility of importing up to five million cubic meters of natural gas per day from
SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine