Gas market players have expressed significant interest in engaging in gas transportation across the Ukrainian-Polish border, as exhibited by the results of the assessment of non-binding demand jointly performed by Ukrtransgaz and Gaz-System S.A. (Poland), the press service of the Ukrainian company has informed.
The report claims that the operators of the gas transportation systems of Ukraine and Poland – Ukrtransgaz and Gaz-System S.A. completed the assessment of non-binding demand. The process provided an opportunity for the gas market players to file a non-binding application for the capacity at the border between Ukraine and Poland in both directions.
The application procedure took place between 6 April and 8 June.
“Both organizations expressed significant interest in transporting gas across the border in both directions. According to the study, there is a demand for the transportation of 3.9 billion m3 in the Poland-Ukraine direction and of 1.6 billion m3 in the Ukraine-Poland direction over the long run,” the message read.
The results of the non-binding assessment is a basis for further joint analysis and research of developing infrastructure between the gas transportation systems of Ukraine and Poland that would lead to the next step – the potential bidding procedure of capacity division between the parties.
Earlier it was reported that Poland had opened new gas storage facilities near Przemysl close to the Ukrainian border.
Also, it has been reported that Naftogaz-Ukraine seeks to purchase some 4-5 billion m2 of natural gas from Russia, as well as to continue gas reverse from European member states in 2018.