Gas Transmission System operator denies info on resumption of gas transit to Hungary via Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the General Director of the GTS Operator, there are gas supplies, but this is only re-export
11:50, 4 October 2021

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The transit of Russian gas to Hungary through the territory of Ukraine, which was stopped on October 1, has not been restored. This was announced by the General Director of the GTS Operator of Ukraine Serhiy Makogon on his Facebook page.

"The press is spreading information that Gazprom has resumed gas transit through Ukraine to Hungary. This is not true," Makogon wrote.

So, according to Makogon, now there is an insignificant flow of gas from Ukraine to Hungary, but this is not transit, but the re-export of gas by European traders, which they stored in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities.

The day before, the media reported that gas transit through Ukraine to Hungary had been restored.

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: Gas supply companies increase monthly gas tariffs for Ukrainians

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