Ukraine reports new gas pressure drops at gas transport system entries on Russian border
Lower gas pressure maintained by Russia's Gazprom again has been recorded at the entry points to the Ukrainian gas transport system from the direction of Russia, public joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz has reported.
"The recent large drops of gas pressure were at Sudzha and Pisarevka gas metering stations were recorded: 58.8 and 68.7 atmospheres respectively," the company said.
The minimum level of gas pressure at Sudzha gas metering station is to be 60 atmospheres and at Pisarevka – 70 atmospheres.
In August 2016, Naftogaz Ukrainy several times informed about frequent cases of gas pressure drops lower the contract level
at the entry points to the Ukrainian gas transport system. Gazprom complicates the fulfillment of own orders to transport gas to Europe.
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The Ukrainian company said that the Ukrainian gas transport operator had to adjust its operations and have additional costs to balance transit.