Gazprom pumps 46.8Mcm of gas for transit to Europe via Ukraine
The Russian energy giant streamed 46.8 million cubic meters of gas to the Sudzha entry point on Monday to transit to Europe.
On Monday, Russian energy giant Gazprom sent 46.8 million cubic meters of gas to Ukraine's Sudzha entry point for further transit to Europe, according to Gazprom Spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov.
After Kiev declined to continue admitting fuel at another station, Sokhranivka, on May 11, Sudzha is the only station transferring Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian regulator, the shutdown was caused by Sokhranovka coming under the control of Russian armed troops in the Lugansk People's Republic.
Kupriyanov told reporters that "Gazprom is supplying Russian gas for transit through the Ukrainian territory in the amount confirmed by the Ukrainian side through the Sudzha station — 46.8 million cubic meters, as of May 16. The application for the Sokhranivka station was rejected."
According to the Ukrainian gas transmission operator, the Monday number represents a more than 25% decrease from Sunday, when Gazprom provided 64.7 million cubic meters of gas.