The GTS operator of Ukraine (OGTSU) will stop gas transit to Europe through the seized Russian troops gas measuring station (GIS) “Sohranovka” and compressor station (CS) “Novopskov” in the Luhansk region. Company announced on Tuesday, May 10, about the occurrence of force majeure circumstances that make further gas transportation impossible.
OGTSU indicates that the Novopskov compressor station is the first of the compressor stations of the Ukrainian GTS in the Luhansk region, through which almost a third of the gas (up to 32.6 million cubic meters per day) is transited from Russia to Europe.
“As a result of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, a number of GTS facilities are located on the territory controlled by Russian troops and the occupying administration. Now the OGTSU cannot exercise operational and technological control over the Novopskov CS and other assets located in these territories,” the statement says. message.
The GTS operator of Ukraine also indicated that in order to fulfill transit obligations to European partners, it is possible to temporarily redirect the transit flow to the Sudzha connection point. After that, the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom declaredthat redirect transit gas through Suju is technologically impossible.
“Gazprom” has not received any confirmation of force majeure, does not see any obstacles to continue working as before, Ukrainian specialists have been quietly working at the Sohranivka GIS and the Novopskov CS all this time and continue to do so, transit through Sokhranivka “was provided in full, there were no complaints from contractors and no,” – said the official representative of the Russian company Sergey Kupriyanov.