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Gas transport system (GTS) of Ukraine will have to “cut” the metal, because the country does not need this amount of capacity that we have now. As told the TV channel “112 Ukraine” the Director of ExPro Consulting Gennady Cobalt, is now on the agenda is the issue of optimization of the infrastructure of the GTS.
“It is designed for the transit of 200 billion cubic meters, and so much has long been not necessary,” he said.
As indicated in the material, given the circuitous routes that Russia has managed to implement, Kiev can not count on the volume of transit of more than 40 billion cubic meters after the expiration of the existing contract. A dangerous rival for Ukraine is “Turkish stream,” the most dangerous “Nord stream”, said “112 Ukraine”.
“In five years, well below the remaining 40 billion cubic meters to flow from the Russians, but it cannot be excluded that there will be 20 billion cubic meters or even zero,” continued Cobalt.
According to Director of “Neftegazstroyinformatika” Leonid Unigovskaya, to find an alternative to Russian gas transit Ukraine will not be easy. He noted that the expansion of the number of suppliers from Russia, which would transport gas via the Ukrainian GTS in Europe, is possible only in case if Russia will abolish the monopoly of “Gazprom” on gas export pipelines. In addition, as an added Unihovskiy, legislative obstacles from the Ukrainian side to buy gas to European tenders on the Eastern boundary of no.
Cobalt, in turn, noted that those wishing to buy gas from “Gazprom” on the Eastern boundary of no. Thus, according to “112 Ukraine”, Ukraine will have to start reducing the capacity of the GTS. “So, how you need to “cut” the CTA will depend, however, on the volume of production,” he concluded.
9 December the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has signed a law terminating the process of selection of the gas transportation system of the company “Naftogaz”. Thus, the Ukraine broke away from Russia’s energy system.
Kiev is trying to implement on its territory the EU energy legislation, in order to enter into contracts on its basis with Russia and with other providers of natural gas. In 2020, Ukraine has undertaken to unbundling “Naftogaz”, that is, to divide the storage, production and transportation of fuel.
“Gazprom” and “Naftogaz” signed a five-year contract for gas transit on December 30. In 2020 the capacity will amount to 65 billion cubic meters per year, and in the next four years — 40 billion.
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