Business news from Ukraine


1 March , 2021  

Transit shipments of Russian gas through Ukraine have increased as temperatures in Europe have normalized, data from Gazprom, the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine and European gas transport operators show.

Over the weekend, temperatures in Europe dropped from unusually warm double digits back to average figures for this time of year.

Gazprom pumped 106 million cubic meters of gas through Ukraine on February 27 (nominations for Sunday and Monday are the same), while from February 17 to 26 it pumped an average of 79 mcm per day, with a low of 66.2 mcm on February 20.

The Russian gas giant had booked a far larger amount of transit for February: 123.2 mcm per day, including 109 mcm under its long-term transit contract and an additional 14.2 mcm based on monthly booking.