BRATISLAVA, October 2. /TASS/. Slovakia’s gas importer SPP (Slovensky plynarensky priemysel) on Wednesday reported a 50-percent drop in gas supplies from Russia.
“Despite this situation, SPP guarantees gas supplies to all its clients - from households to major companies. Secure gas supplies are our top priority,” the company’s press service told TASS.
The company also said that it had 1.5 billion cubic metres of gas in its gas storage facilities in Slovakia. According to Gas Storage Europe (GSE), an association of European operators of gas storage facilities, Slovakia’s storage facilities have 3.017 billion cubic metres of gas, which account for 94.68% of their capacity. “Gas will be pumped to the undergrounf storage facilities till the end of October,” SPP said.
Apart from pumping gas to storage facilities, SPP buys gas on the spot market.
According to earlier reports, SPP reported a 25% decrease of Russian gas supplies via Ukraine on September 16, and another 25% decrease - on September 19.