Energy front of Ukraine
The 12th week of the war is going on in Ukraine, and business continues to work and restore the damaged infrastructure and provide people with the necessary services. These are updates on the gas and energy sectors during the week of May 9-15.
Oil and gas sector
Artillery shelling continues in the area of activity of JSC Donetskoblgaz. However, the company’s brave specialists continue to eliminate cuts, and ruptures of gas pipelines immediately after the hostile attacks stop. As a result, gas supplies to 2,342 private houses and 4,334 apartments were restored during the week. At the same time, due to damage to the networks, employees were forced to cut off 5 settlements, 1 GDS, 2,784 private houses, and 673 apartments. Also as a result of the shelling, the administrative building of the company’s Seversky section received such damages as destroyed windows and the roof.
Consumers of Naftogaz Trading LLC reduced the use of natural gas by 14.1% during the week. The company continues to operate on a full-time basis.
Naftogaz Ukraine Gas Supply Company keeps the price of gas within the annual tariff “Fixed” plan at UAH 7.96 per cubic meter. This decision was made due to martial law and the economic situation in the country. Contracts between 2.2 million Ukrainian households and the company will be automatically renewed. All digital services of the company work in full access. The contact center receives calls from all over Ukraine around the clock. More than 13,000 calls were processed during the week.
Ukraine is no longer responsible for transporting gas through territories occupied by russia. NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine sent an official letter to PJSC Gazprom informing it of the occurrence of force majeure, which makes it impossible to continue transporting gas through the Sokhranivka DHW and the Novopskov Border Compressor Station (CS) located in the area. At present, this is about 1/3 of the total volume of transit to Europe – details at the link.
Despite the missile strike in the Lviv region, the Novoyavorivsk and Novorozdil CHPs are operating as usual. Employees, in compliance with the requirements of martial law, carry out routine and repair work on CHP and heating networks.
JSC Ukrtransgaz”has fulfilled the Investment Program for the development of gas storage facilities by 95%. The company achieved such a high result for the first time in 10 years. The projects within the Investment Program aimed at improving the efficiency of gas drainage systems, increasing the level of automation, introducing modern control equipment, speeding up emergency detection. Ukrtransgaz’s underground storage facilities remain under high security and continue to operate normally.
JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya continues to produce gas at all its facilities, except for those near the line of contact. Despite the many difficulties associated with the war, in March-April the company launched new inter-industrial gas pipelines in the central and eastern regions of Ukraine. The total effect is about 100 thousand cubic meters of daily gas production.
JSC “Ukrtransnafta” and JSC “Ukrspetstransgaz” continue to work as usual under martial law.
OJSC Kirovogradgaz operates as usual.
Natural gas market
Regional Gas Company. As of May 16, 2022, 207,046 consumers remain without a gas supply. Gas returned to 96% of consumers in Irpin. In total, gas delivery in 120 settlements to almost 148,000 consumers and 40,000 households has been restored in the Kyiv region.
14.5 thousand households in the Kharkiv region are again with gas. Repair crews of Lyubotyn, Merefyan, and Zmiiv sections of JSC “Kharkivgas” worked for two days and completed repairs in the city of Lyubotyn and Pokotylivka. Yesterday, the gradual restoration of gas distribution began on the territory of Zolochiv OTG, in the Solonytsia territorial community, in the village of Peresichne, the village of Vilshana. Specialists of JSC Kharkivmiskgaz protected a large-diameter gas pipeline from artillery shrapnel. The gas companies are doing everything possible to ensure a stable gas supply during the war.
After long hostilities, Kharkivmiskgaz specialists gained access to the high-pressure gas pipeline. The repair of the underground section has been completed. It was damaged by fragments of an artillery shell. This gas pipeline delivers gas to the city of Kharkiv and nearby settlements. Gas distribution is completely restored. Repair work began immediately after the liberation of the area by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and demining. Specialists of JSC Kharkivgaz resumed gas distribution in three villages of Balakliia OTG of Izium district, resumed gas supply in deoccupied Mala Rohan.
During the week of May 9-15, DTEK Grids emergency crews returned light to 107,000 homes in Kyiv, Donetsk, Odesa, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
Currently, the works on restoration of networks and return of electricity supply in the Kyiv region are being completed. During the last week, DTEK’s emergency crews restored power supply to 5,794 homes in seven settlements in the Kyiv region. In particular, power engineers have fully completed work to restore the electricity supply in the Ivankivka community, the Vyshhorod district.
The difficult situation in connection with the fighting persists in the Donetsk region. Despite this, DTEK’s emergency repair crews were able to restore electricity supply to 112 settlements within a week. 93,051 families in the Donetsk region have the light again. Power engineers in the Donetsk region continue to work to restore the grids as soon as the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine issues a permit for safe execution.
DTEK Odessa Electric Grids specialists also completed work to restore infrastructure damaged by shelling. The light was returned to 8 settlements for 8,107 families.
Another 1,000 families have the light again in the Dnipropetrovsk region. They were left without electricity due to shelling in the Kryvyi Rih district bordering the Kherson region.