Naftogaz negotiates to receive Qatari gas via the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline

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Serhiy Makohon, director of the GTS Operator of Ukraine company, said that NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, together with Operator of the Gas Transmission System of Ukraine, has been working on the possibility of receiving gas via the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline starting January 2020.

“Southern European countries are actively diversifying supplies: Caspian gas via TANAP [gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to the Greek border – ed.] and LNG supplies create good competition to Russian gas. We are working to ensure that from January it was possible to supply gas to Ukraine from the south via the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline,” Makohon said.

To the director of the company, in order to start supplying Qatari gas directly to Ukraine, it is necessary to solve the main problem – to agree with Turkey on the passage of tankers with fuel through the Bosphorus.

Makohon also stressed that the other day Qatari gas was first delivered to the LNG terminal in Greece on a Q-Flex class vessel, which capable of carrying over 210 thousand cubic meters of liquefied gas.

As The Journalist reported, Ukraine maximizes gas import capacity.

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