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Gas transit to Hungary via Ukraine resumed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The transit of Russian gas to Hungary through the Berehove border point with Ukraine was resumed on October 3 after a temporary suspension.
08:05, 4 October 2021

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The transit of Russian gas to Hungary through the Berehove border point with Ukraine was resumed on October 3 after a temporary suspension. This is evidenced by the data of the Hungarian operator of the gas transmission system (GTS) FGSZ.

Earlier in the day, it was noted that the pumping was completely stopped.

Related: Gas supply companies increase monthly gas tariffs for Ukrainians

The fact that the transit of gas through the Ukrainian territory to Hungary had stopped was reported by the Operator of the GTS of Ukraine (OGTSU) on October 1. 

However, the OGTSU data showed that the transit of gas to Hungary through the Ukrainian territory on Friday did not completely stop, but fell almost four times – to 4.823 million cubic meters. The next day, this figure dropped even more than twofold.

On October 1, Gazprom began supplying gas to Hungary through the Balkan Stream gas pipeline and pipelines in South-Eastern Europe, bypassing the territory of Ukraine. The parties signed the corresponding contract at the end of September for a period of 15 years. The document envisages the supply of 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas annually bypassing the territory of Ukraine.

The agreement between the Russian Federation and Hungary provoked a sharp reaction from Kyiv. The Ukrainian authorities have expressed their intention to apply to the European Commission for an assessment of the compliance of the new Hungarian-Russian gas agreement with European energy legislation.

Related: Gazprom has right to suspend gas transit via Ukraine, - Naftogaz CEO

 

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