Gazprom has booked the entire additional transit capacity offered via Ukraine for July at June’s volume, according to the monthly auction results on the Regional Booking Platform (RBP).
Gazprom on Monday booked additional transit capacity for July on the RBP, having requested 15 million cubic meters per day of the 15 million cubic meters per day offered, which was slightly less than the 14.2 million cubic meters per day booked at the respective auctions for February, March, and April. The volume was the same as the 15 million cubic meters per day booked for May and June, respectively.
Russia’s state-owned gas company has a long-term booking capacity of 40 billion cubic meters via Ukraine for 2021 at 109 million cubic meters per day, having booked an additional 15 million cubic meters per day at the auction for a total of 124 million cubic meters per day.
Gazprom in June has been pumping an average of 124 million cubic meters per day via Ukraine at the fully booked volume.
Europe at this time has sharply boosted its consumption of the blue fuel. Global supplies of LNG, as well as pipeline gas from Russia, are at their highest, though thus far this has not allowed for starting mass pumping into underground storage facilities in preparation of the upcoming winter.