Urengoy-Novopskov Gas Pipeline

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Urengoy-Novopskov Gas Pipeline (Газопровод ) is a gas pipeline running from Russia to Ukraine.[1][2]

Location

The pipeline starts from Urengoy, Russia to Novopskov, Ukraine, currently, LNR, a territory occupied by Russia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gazprom,[2] Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LCC (GTSOU)[3][4]
  • Owner: Gazprom,[2] Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LCC (GTSOU)[5][6]
  • Parent company: Gazprom,[2] JSC Mahistralni Gazoprovody Ukrainy (MGU)[7][8]
  • Capacity: 31 bcm/y[2]
  • Length: 3,609 km,[9] 3,345 km[10]
  • Diameter: 1400 mm[10]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 1982[11]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure: Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline

Background

The pipeline is a main gas transportation pipeline from Russia to Ukraine's southern corridor. It enters through the Pisarevka gas metering station in Russia.

Implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

As of July, 2022, the end location of the pipeline, Novopskov, is considered occupied by Russia and part of the Lugansk People's Republic.[12] It is assumed that Ukrainian companies no longer participate in operating or owning this pipeline.

Ukraine refused to directly purchase gas from Russia in 2014 and bought reverse gas from the EU: it bought Russian gas from the Europeans from a transit pipe (from the Russian Federation to the EU through Ukraine), or gas that went in the opposite direction to Ukraine after being delivered to the EU via other routes.[13]

Gazprom announced the dismantling of gas pipelines to Ukraine in 2016. The Russian holding planned to eliminate 4.3 thousand kilometers of pipelines and decommission 62 compressor stations by 2020, 10.7 thousand kilometers of pipelines by 2030.[14]

Change of the operator & owner in gas transmission system of Ukraine

In 2019 the personnel of the Branch “Gas TSO of Ukraine” the division of JSC Ukrtransgaz, responsible for natural gas transportation, was transferred to LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine and under the Service Level Agreement concluded between LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine and JSC Ukrtransgaz, LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine provided services covering all types of operation, maintenance and repair works to ensure safe and efficient operation of the main GTS facilities.[15]

In the same year pursuant to Art. 24 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Natural Gas Market”, the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities (hereinafter – NEURC) adopted a final decision supporting certification of LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine according to the ISO model, and also issued the license for the right to carry out activities for the transmission of natural gas allowing the company to perform its functions starting with January 1, 2020 (Resolution of 24.12.2019 No.3011).[15]

In 2020 LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine was fully separated from Naftogaz Group and 100% stake in the authorized capital was transferred to the state-owned company JSC Mahistralni Gazoprovody Ukrainy (MGU). JSC MGU owns 100% of the shares of LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine.[15]

Articles and resources

References

  1. Russian-Ukrainian Gas Dispute, East European Gas Analysis, Jan. 16, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Газопровод Уренгой - Новопсков". energybase.ru. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  3. "Key Facts - Transmission System Operator of Ukraine". Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  4. "Gas TSO of Ukraine". Linkedin. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  5. "Key Facts - Transmission System Operator of Ukraine". Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  6. "Gas TSO of Ukraine". Linkedin. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  7. "Key Facts - Transmission System Operator of Ukraine". Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  8. "Gas TSO of Ukraine". Linkedin. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  9. "Газотранспортная система России". Wikipedia. Retrieved Sep 27, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Administrator. "Уренгой – Новопсков - ЮЖНИИГИПРОГАЗ". www.ungg.ru (in русский). Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  11. REPAIR OF THE CHELYABINSK - PETROVSK GAS PIPELINE WILL BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 2015, exform.ru, accessed September 2019
  12. "За занавесом: как живут те, кто только что попал под власть России". radiosvoboda.org. 2022-04-05. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  13. "Украина полностью откажется от закупок газа в ЕС". vesti.ru.
  14. "«Газпром» демонтирует газопроводы на Украину не так быстро, как обещал". Eurasia Daily. 2020-06-16. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Key Facts - Transmission System Operator of Ukraine". Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. Retrieved 2022-08-19.

External articles

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