Ukraine dropped to lowest gas imports from the EU in the last 3.5 years – down to 29 mcm
In February 2021, Ukraine imported 28.9 mcm of natural gas from Europe, which was the lowest volumes in the last 3.5 years, according to ExPro data obtained.
Compared to January 2021, imports fell by 15 times, compared to February 2021, with the decline by almost 34 times.
Since the launch of gas imports from Europe at the end of 2015, only once they imported less gas than compared to February 2021 (20 mcm in July 2016).
During February 2021, the bulk of the gas came physically from Slovakia through Budince gas interconnection point - 28.5 mcm, or almost 99% of all imports of the month. Insignificant volumes came into Ukraine as virtual resources from Hungary through the Bereg interconnection point - 320 tcm, and in the last week of February 2921 from Poland - 80 tcm.
According to ExPro, in February 2021, almost all gas imports was done by the YE Energia LLC from Slovakia, by the Gaznaftoproduct Energo LLC from Hungary, and by the Energy International Group Trading LLC from Poland, with the latters importing natural gas in small volumes.
Gas imports from the EU will fall by 9 times from the beginning of March 2021, down to 113 tcm for March 1, 2021. This is the lowest volume of natural gas imports recorded over the last 5 years, i.e. since the beginning of 2016. According to ExPro sources, the gas will be imported into Ukraine during March 2021 by Skela Tercium LLC.