Naftogaz of Ukraine has made another significant step forward in terms of transparency. Ukrtransgaz, the operator of Ukraine’s gas transportation system and a 100% subsidiary of Naftogaz, has begun posting daily statistics on the gas transit flows through Ukraine on the information platform of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG). The information can be viewed at https://transparency.entsog.eu.  The company has already been publishing daily information on gas volumes in Ukrainian underground storage facilities daily on the Gas Infrastructure Europe platform since August 2014. http://transparency.gie.eu. Naftogaz is the first non-EU company to share this information, both for storage and entrance-exit. The most significant gas volumes are transported to the EU through Uzhhorod (towards Slovakia), Beregovo (towards Hungary) and Orlovka (towards Romania).

Furthermore, in high-level talks with the European Commission and Parliament last week, Naftogaz  invited international observers to monitor gas flows via Ukraine this winter, an invitation that was extended again at the Central European Energy Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia yesterday. “Significantly improving transparency is a cornerstone of the reform programme I initiated for Naftogaz when I commenced my job in April 2014”, said Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz, adding "We thank the European Commission for supporting these efforts by facilitating our access to these information platforms, and for responding positively to our proposal about international observers.  Only by working closely with our neighbours and partners in the EU can we succeed in fully reforming our energy sector, thereby increasing energy security for both Ukraine and EU member states.

It is Naftogaz’ hope and belief that daily disclosure of information on Ukrainian underground gas storage volumes and gas transportation volumes on leading European data platforms will give our partners confidence in both the reliability of the Ukrainian gas transportation system and the commitment to best quality business practices at Naftogaz and Ukrtransgaz.

Further information on daily gas transit:

Measurement of gas volumes and quality upon entrance to Ukraine’s gas transportation system is carried out through 11 gas metering stations: Pisarivka, Sokhranivka, Serebryanka, Platovo, Prokhorivka, Sudzha, Valuyki, Belgorod, Bryansk, Kobrin and Mozir. The most significant gas volumes come into Ukraine through Sudzha, Pisarivka, Sokhranivka and Valuyki.

Measurement of gas transported to Europe and the Balkans is carried out at eight stations: Oleksiyvka, Drozdovychi, Uzhhorod, Beregovo, Tekovo, Orlovka, Hrebeniki and Kaushani. The most significant gas volumes are transported to the EU through Uzhhorod (towards Slovakia), Beregovo (towards Hungary) and Orlovka (towards Romania).

Information is provided daily to the ENTSOG platform from 18 incoming and outgoing gas metering stations.

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) was established in December 2009. It brings together more than 30 gas transportation system operators from the European Union. ENTSOG was created in order to ensure the transparency of gas transportation in Europe. ENTSOG also aims to encourage cross-border gas flows and the development of the European gas network.

Background information on Naftogaz:

Naftogaz is the national oil and gas company of Ukraine, which was established in 1998. Headquartered in Kyiv, the company covers a full range of activities in the oil and gas business including: production and refinery; transportation and storage; wholesale trade and distribution as well as technical support. More information can be found at naftogaz-europe.com.

Ukrtransgaz is the leading company engaged in transmission and storage of natural gas in Ukraine. The company is 100% owned by Naftogaz of Ukraine. Ukraine’s gas transmission system transported 132 bcm in 2013, including 86 bcm for the EU and Moldova. Ukrtransgaz owns Europe's largest underground gas storage network, with total capacity of 31 bcm. Daily data on Ukrainian underground gas storage levels is available at transparency.gie.eu.