Gazprom supplies 42.2 mln m3 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 42.2 mln cubic meters as of October 7. The request for the Sokhranovka gas pumping station has been rejected," he said.
The pumping volume the previous day amounted to 43.4 mln cubic meters.
Earlier, it was reported on the website of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) that the transit of gas through Ukrainian territory might total around 42.4 mln cubic meters on October 7.
European gas storage facilities over 90% full
In a related context, data provided by Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) revealed that European underground gas storage (UGS) facilities are more than 90% full.
Gas reserves in European UGS facilities were up at 90.12% as of October 5, i.e. 2.8 percentage points higher than the five-year average as of this date. Currently, almost 97 bln cubic meters of gas are stored in UGS facilities. Meanwhile, the European storages' maximum capacity is 107.7 bln cubic meters, according to GIE. Earlier, EU countries assumed the obligation to reach the occupancy level for gas storage facilities of at least 80% for 2022-2023 winter and of 90% for all future winter periods.
Portugal, Belgium, and Poland have reached the highest storage occupancy level of 100%, 100%, and 98.08%, respectively. UGS facilities in France are 97.45% full, in Denmark - 98.04% full, in Germany - 93.03%, in Spain - 90.92%, in Italy - 91.94%, in the Netherlands - 92.66%, in Sweden - 92.93%, in Romania - 87.9%, in Slovakia - 89.51%, in Croatia - 93.01%.