Naftogaz of Ukraine, the annual transit flow of Russian gas to
Europe dropped from 116.9 bcm in 2008 to 81.2 bcm in 2012 (decline
of 30.5 percent). Annual gas use in Ukraine is down from 66.3
bcm in 2008 to 54.8 bcm in 2012.
Average daily transit flow of Russian
gas through Ukraine to Europe (including Turkey) of January 2013 was
171 mmcm (million cubic meters) or 44 percent lower than that of January 2008. Nord Stream
is responsible for 51 mmcm/day while the major share of the drop is
caused by the lower demand for Russian gas in Europe.
Note: Average daily flow
of January = (monthly flow) / 31.
From 2008 to 2013, January daily gas
consumption in Ukraine dropped 24 percent.
On the average day of January
2013, Ukrainian pipeline system received nearly 250 mmcm less
gas than five years earlier. This volume is roughly equal to the
maximum storage withdrawal rate of all Ukrainian storage facilities. Therefore,
now Naftogaz can supply domestic consumers and provide stable flows
to Europe with much lower use of storage gas.
East European Gas
Malvern, PA, USA
November 17, 2013
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