KIEV, September 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Polish company Gaz System SA, the operator transit gas pipelines, has notified Ukraine’s oil and gas monopoly Naftogaz Ukrainy on a temporary suspension of reverse-flow deliveries of gas via the Germanowiczy transfer station, Naftogaz said in a press release Wednesday.
Supplies have been restricted in the period of 14:00 hours September 10 though to 08:00 hours September 12.
Naftogaz said it was holding consultations with the Polish company and with suppliers of gas regarding the schedule for a resumption of reverse-flow supplies, as well as prompt reacting to similar situations in the future.
Earlier in the day, Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo /PGNiG/ reported a reduction of Russian natural gas deliveries via Ukraine and Belarus likewise. The fall of deliveries against the standard parameter totaled 20% on September 8 and 24% on September 9.
Slovak company Slovensky Plynarensky Priemysel /SPP/ also said it had received 10% less gas pumped across the Ukrainian territory.
“We confirm officially that our company registered a 10% decrease in gas deliveries,” SPP press secretary Peter Bernar said.
He indicated that there had been a reduction of deliveries for precisely his company, not for the entire country.