Actions of the Russian invaders led to the interruption of 1/3 of gas transit through Ukraine to Europe
Ukraine has to suspend gas transit through the gas measuring station (GMS) “Sokhranivka” and the border compressor station (CS) “Novopskov” in the Luhansk region starting from Wednesday, May 11, 2022, as a result of Ukraine’s loss of control over gas transmission facilities in the Russian-occupied territories and illegal actions Russian occupiers, Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) said.
“Novopskov” is the first compressor station of the Ukrainian GTS in the Luhansk region, through which almost a third of gas from Russia to Europe (up to 32.6 million cubic meters per day) is transited.
“Currently, GTSOU cannot carry out operational and technological control over the CS Novopskov and other assets located in these territories. Moreover, the interference of the occupying forces in technical processes and changes in the modes of operation of GTS facilities, including unauthorized gas offtakes from the gas transit flows, endangered the stability and safety of the entire Ukrainian gas transportation system,” GTSOU said.