Gas transit to EU via Ukraine up 3.2% in 2013

January 13, 2014

Ukraine increased gas transit to Europe by 3%, having completely fulfilled all the applications, Director of Central Control Department of PJSC Ukrtransgas Andriy Datsiuk told reporters, Ukrinform reported on January 11.

"In 2013 Ukrtransgas promptly and completely fulfilled all applications for the transportation of natural gas to European and Ukrainian consumers," he said.

Thus, last year 86.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas were transported through Ukraine to Western Europe, 1.9 billion cubic meters or 3.2% more than in the previous year.

Overall, January to December Ukrtransgas transported 130 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 2.6% or 3.4 billion cubic meters less than last year. This is due to a decrease in purchases of expensive Russian gas by Ukraine. "According latest reports from the Central Control Department of PJSC Ukrtransgas, since the beginning of 2013 Ukraine has reduced the gas imports from the Russian Federation by 4.9 billion cubic meters, or 15.1%," a statement reads.

Copyright: Ukrinform, 2014