Gazprom supplies 41.5 mcm gas for Europe through Ukraine via Sudzha
The request for pumping through Sokhranovka was rejected by the Ukrainian side.
Europe received 42.2 mln cubic meters of gas per day from Gazprom through Ukraine via the Sudzha gas pumping station, a Gazprom representative told reporters, adding that the request for pumping through Sokhranovka had been rejected by the Ukrainian side.
"Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through Ukrainian territory in the volume confirmed by the Ukrainian side via the Sudzha gas pumping station of 41.5 mln cubic meters as of March 6. The request for the Sokhranovka gas pumping station has been rejected," he said.
The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) website estimated that gas transit across Ukrainian territory might amount to roughly 41.5 million cubic meters on March 6.
Earlier this week, European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson stated that the mandated consumption cuts allowed the European Union to reduce Russian pipeline gas imports, despite purchasing nearly double the amount of Russian liquefied natural gas in 2022 bought the previous year.
Last month, European Union member states agreed on price caps for Russian petroleum products ahead of an international embargo, Swedish officials said.
The agreement aims to target Russia's key exports and is the latest part of international pressure to limit Russian President Vladimir Putin's reserve of funds for his war in Ukraine.
In December, the EU imposed an embargo on Russian crude oil coming in by sea and agreed with its G7 partners to impose a price cap on Russian oil at $60 per barrel.
However, it was revealed in mid-January that the US was hesitant to approve a lower price cap on Russian oil, despite some EU countries urging for directing further cuts to Russia's energy profits.
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