OREANDA-NEWS. On November 12, Gazprom again applied for the maximum volume of gas transit through Ukraine under the contract in the amount of 109.3 million cubic meters. m per day, follows from the data on the website "Operator of the Ukrainian GTS". The holding has been ordering maximum transit for the third day in a row.

Thus, transit capacities have been ordered in the amount of 76.9 million cubic meters. m through the Sudzha gas distribution station and 32.4 million cubic meters. m through the station "Save". The total declared pumping capacity is about 109.3 million cubic meters. m of gas per day, which is close to the maximum possible volumes under the current long-term transit agreement (about 109.5 million cubic meters per day).

The actual pumping of gas through the territory of Ukraine on November 10 amounted to 110 million cubic meters. m, follows from the data of "Gazprom".

At the same time, Gazprom still refuses to book additional capacities for the transit of natural gas through Ukraine and did not buy the additional 15 million cubic meters put up for auction the day before. m per day.

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Gazprom to increase supplies to the company's storage facilities in Europe after the completion of pumping gas into underground storage facilities in Russia on November 8. The head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, assured that the gas holding will fulfill this order.

In December 2019, Moscow and Kiev agreed to extend the transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory for the period from 2020 to 2024, with the possibility of extending the agreement for another 10 years. The contract provides for the transit of 65 billion cubic meters. meters of gas in 2020 and 40 billion cubic meters. m annually from 2021 to 2024. The transit arrangement assumes a "pump or pay" principle, when the transit fee is charged in the amount of the booked capacity, even if the actual pumping turns out to be less. The transit of Russian gas to Europe through the Ukrainian gas transmission system last year amounted to 55.8 billion cubic meters. m, which was the lowest in the last 30 years.