Gazprom is gradually reducing gas transit through Ukraine, and it is important to prevent the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2, said Sergei Makogon, head of the Ukrainian GTS Operator.
Earlier, the press service of the GTS Operator of Ukraine reported that gas transit to Europe through Ukraine in February decreased by 25% compared to January, to 2.91 billion cubic meters. “Gazprom is gradually reducing transit through Ukraine. After the launch of the Turkish Stream … transit to Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria was completely transferred from Ukraine to new gas pipelines. And since April 1, gas supplies to Romania are fully provided by Bulgaria through the Turkish Stream …
Now, in the southern direction through Ukraine, transit is carried out only for Moldovan consumers, “Makogon wrote on his social network page, adding that if the Turkish Stream continues through Bulgaria and Serbia, then Gazprom will switch to Turkish Stream and transit to Hungary.
“For Ukraine, this means an additional loss of 10-12 billion cubic meters of transit annually. It is very important to prevent the completion of the Nord Stream 2 construction.
Gas transit through Ukraine is not only a significant income, but an important element of the energy and military security of Ukraine, ”he added.
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