One-third of the gas exported from Russia to the EU through Ukraine can be lost because of the Russian invaders
“We estimate that one-third of the gas volume exported from Russia to the EU through Ukraine will be lost if the occupation forces do not stop disrupting the operation of our stations in recently occupied territories,” warned CEO of Naftogaz Ukraine Yurii Vitrenko.
According to the recent report of the Gas Transmission System (GTS) Operator of Ukraine, due to the damage to the gas infrastructure, 39 out of 1395 GDSs in six regions of Ukraine remain disconnected, as of April 18, 2022. More than 60% of disconnected GDSs are in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, currently suffering from military aggression. The main reason for stopping these GDSs is damage to gas distribution networks due to shelling and difficulties in accessing facilities due to the ongoing hostilities.
In particular, on April 18, 2022, as a result of shelling in Donetsk region, the gas distribution networks of Donetskoblgaz JSC were damaged. Upon the request of the regional DSO, one gas distribution station was stopped. Almost 8,000 consumers were left without a gas supply.