According to a statement by the Russian company, “pumping reached 32.6 million cubic meters the day before, and now it will be 25.1 million cubic meters.
For the energy company, the transit line through Ukraine is the only route for transfer to European countries, as supplies are being held up by Nord Stream.
According to the text, the Turkish Stream and Blue Stream gas pipelines cover the needs of Türkiye and the countries of South and Southeast Europe.
On May 10, 2022, the website of the GTS operator of Ukraine (OGTSU) announced that from May 11 it will stop gas transit to Europe through the Sokhranovka station due to force majeure.
Accordingly, the company will lose control of the Novopskov border compressor station in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic and will reject nominations for gas transport.
In response, Gazprom denied the existence of alleged force majeure reasons and the cessation of pumping in the previous modality.
He commented that OGTSU’s proposal to shift transit volumes to another entry point for Russian gas was “technologically impossible” because the largest gas distribution station, Sudzha, is located in Russia’s Kursk region.
Since the start of the Russian special military operation on February 24 to protect residents of Donbass, energy relations between Russia and Europe have suffered negatively on Ukrainian territory.