The explosion in Austria brought down the transit of gas through Ukraine

Gas transit through Ukraine fell by 23 percent in the explosion at the distribution station in Baumgarten, Austria. About this on his page in Facebook wrote Advisor to the Minister of energy and coal industry of the country Maxim Bilyavskiy.

“Baumgarten: gas transit through Ukraine decreased by 23 percent, to 200 million cubic meters per day,” wrote Bilyavskiy.

According to him, the accident did not affect fuel supplies to Ukraine, reports TASS. “There is no change on the volume of gas supplies from Europe to Ukraine — 32.2 million cubic meters per day,” said the Minister.

All lines distribution station in Baumgarten earned before midnight, according to Reuters. “I can say that we were able to restore all transit lines until midnight and they all work 100 percent,” said co-chair of the Gas Connect Austria Steindl Harald (Harald Stindl).

The explosion at the major gas distribution station in Baumgarten occurred on 12 December because of the accident there were faults in deliveries of fuel to Italy, Hungary and Slovenia, including Russian gas. Italy introduced a state of emergency. Fuel supplies to Italian consumers will be provided from inventories held in underground storage facilities, assured the authorities.

Station in Baumgarten is among the three largest distribution centres in Europe and is an international platform for trade in natural gas.