Ukraine reduces gas transit 7.1% in 2018
KYIV. Jan 2 (Interfax) - Ukraine reduced transit of natural gas through its gas transportation system (GTS) by 7.1%, or 6.677 billion cubic meters (bcm), in 2018 year-on-year to 86.779 bcm, according to operational data from PJSC Ukrtransgaz.
Transit of gas through Ukraine to Europe amounted to 83.839 bcm in 2018 (down 7.6% year-on-year) and to Moldova 2.939 bcm (up 8.6%), according to Interfax calculations.
In December 2018, gas transit declined by 4.3% year-on-year, or 340.1 million cubic meters, to 7.612 bcm, including 7.228 bcm to Europe (down 5% year-on-year) and 383.7 million cubic meters to Moldova (up 12.3%).
In 2017, Ukraine increased transit of natural gas through its GTS by 13.7%, or 11.257 bcm, year-on-year to 93.457 bcm, including 90.749 bcm to Europe and 2.707 bcm to Moldova.
Ukrtransgaz, a 100% subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukrainy, operates Ukraine's system of trunk gas pipelines and 12 underground gas storage facilities.