Restoration of the natural gas export became possible since the beginning of 2019 after the rate on the input and output of gas transmission system (GTS) of Ukraine were changed. Since the 1st January 2019 the input rate was decreased from 12,47$ for thousand m3 per day to 6,28$ for thousand m3 per day (incl VAT). This has helped Ukraine to become an independent natural gas exporter.
Ukrainian gas export continued till year 2010. During the period from 2006 to 2010 natural gas was exported only into the neighboring Poland and in comparatively small volumes. That supply was conducted in the framework of intergovernmental cooperation between Ukraine represented by NJSC “Nafrogaz of Ukraine” and Poland represented by PGNiG S.A. The product was transported from Ukraine into Poland via the Ustyluh (Ukraine) – Hrubieszów (Poland) gas pipeline, which was built during the period 2004-2005. According to the intergovernmental agreement, the volumes of supply had to be constantly increasing and up to 2020 reach 200 million m3 per day. In practice the volumes of realised product had been increasing in 5-15% per year, however since 2011 Ukrainian side terminated supply at the level of 6,23 million m3 during 2010.
By virtue of long-term work experience in the natural gas market, “NEC” LLC has an intention to become a notable player in export area. We do hope that partnership with oil and gas companies from neighboring countries and dynamic development will help us to enlarge the scope of our activity and engage more partners to the cooperation.
Today Ukrainian gas companies launching new directions by exporting opening volumes to the neighboring countries, such as Slovakia and Hungary. After appropriate tests of the GTS operator readiness and customs regimes for the new types of operation, natural gas supply will be continued depending on the difference in price and availability of the internal extraction.