Ukraine sees gas transit to Europe and CIS rise by 41.4% over first five months of 2010
Kyiv, June 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Natural gas transit through Ukraine to Europe and the CIS in January-May 2010 amounted to 43.746 billion cubic meters (bcm), which is 41.4% (or 12.802 bcm) up on 2009, the press service of Ukrtransgaz, a subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukrainy, has reported.
According to the press service, transit to Western Europe grew by 42.7%, to 42.227 bcm, to the CIS by 12.8%, to 1.52 bcm.
Ukrtransgaz in January-May transported 26.173 bcm to Ukrainian consumers, which is 18.9% up on 2009.
In May 2010 the volume of gas transit to Europe and the CIS countries through Ukraine amounted to 7.782 bcm, which is 1.1% up on May 2009. In particular, transit to Europe rose by 0.8%, to 7.609 bcm, to the CIS by 14.2%, to 172.95 million cubic meters.
Natural gas transportation to Ukrainian consumers in May grew by 14.3%, to 2.112 bcm.
As reported, natural gas transit through Ukraine to Europe and the CIS in 2009 amounted to 95.82 bcm, which is 19.9% down on 2008.
Ukraine's gas transportation system and underground storage facilities are operated by Ukrtransgaz, a subsidiary of national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy.