The pressure in the Russian gas transportation system at the junction point with the Ukrainian gas transportation system has fallen significantly, energy holding Naftogaz Ukrainy said in a statement.
“Naftogaz Ukrainy is concerned with Gazprom’s systematic violations of the transit contract conditions in provision of a minimal allowed pressure of gas at the entry point to the Ukrainian gas transportation system”, the company said.
“The latest significant contraction occurred today at the gas measuring station Sudzha. The pressure in the Russian gas transportation system stood at 53.5 atmospheres, while the minimal possible pressure should be 60.0 atmospheres”.
Naftogaz Ukrainy thinks that Gazprom decreases the pressure as it is unable to maintain the necessary pressure due to poor condition of some of its infrastructure.
In late July, CEO of Naftogaz Ukrainy Andrei Kobolev said Russia had reduced pressure in the gas pipeline and Kiev asked the E.U. to monitor and analyze the situation. (Prime/Business World Magazine)