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Energy front of Ukraine. Weekly updates

03/ 05/ 2022
  The war in Ukraine is raging for the 10th week. Thus, gas and energy companies continue to work hard on the repair of damages. Read more about the situation in the energy sector during the week from April 25 to May 1. Oil and gas sector The situation in the service area of ​​JSC Donetskoblgaz remains extremely tense – Lyman, Toretsk, Maryinka, Avdiivka are being shelled. Due to permanent hostilities, there are extremely limited capabilities to carry out repairs. Often there are so intense hostilities that it is impossible to inspect the lesions and carry out urgent repairs. However, in some areas, gas repairmen continue to work in danger to save gas networks. During the week, the gas supply to 418 private homes was restored. At the same time, due to damage to the networks, workers were forced to cut off nine settlements, 5,966 private houses, and 5,195 apartments. In one of the settlements, the administrative building of the gas sector was damaged as a result of the shelling: windows were repeatedly shattered by the shockwave, the gates of two large boxes were deformed and a window in the workshop was blown out. Also in one of the hot zones, two specialized vehicles of the company disappeared. Naftogaz Trading continues to provide gas to nearly 12,000 consumers on a regular basis. During the week, the distribution companies, for which the Naftogaz performs the gas balancing function, reduced their fuel consumption by 41%. The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to maintain gas prices for the population unchanged after the expiration of annual contracts from May 1. All digital services of Naftogaz Ukraine Group are available in full for 2.2 million of their clients. The contact center receives calls from all over Ukraine around the clock. More than 7,000 calls were processed during the week. The Cabinet of Ministers reappointed Yuriy Vitrenko as the Chairman of the Board, Naftogaz Ukraine. The contract will be valid until April 29, 2023. Find the respective CMU resolution here Despite air raids during the week and rocket fire in the Lviv region, Naftogaz Teplo LLC (Novoyavorivsk and Novorozdil CHPs) is operating as usual. Employees of enterprises are preparing equipment for the next heating season in compliance with martial law. Ukrtransgazs underground storage facilities remain under high security and continue to operate normally. The company has also introduced the ability to automatically generate data analytics for its customers. From now on, customers from all over the world can automatically generate operational analytical reports on their work in several areas: by Warehouses and by Type of operations. More about this innovation here. JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya continues to steadily produce gas at all its facilities, except for those near the line of contact. JSC Ukrtransnafta and JSC Ukrspetstransgaz continue to work as usual under martial law. OJSC Kirovogradgaz operates as usual. Natural gas market Regional Gas Company. 206,549 consumers remain without gas supply as of 2 May 2022. Over the past week, the gas supply was restored to 2,396 consumers. Gas distribution for 110,000 consumers has already been restored in the Kyiv region. In the last two days alone, gas has reappeared in 7,400 households. Preparatory work is underway to restore distribution to almost 40,000 consumers. Gas distribution resumed in Bucha, Dmytrivka, partially resumed in Irpin, Goenka and Zabuchchia. More than 93,000 households in the Kyiv region can use gas again. The gas supply in 108 settlements has been completely restored. Another 12 settlements are undergoing emergency recovery work to restore distribution to more than 56,000 consumers. Five more brigades from Khmelnytskygaz are now helping Kyivoblgaz resume gas distribution in the Kyiv region. Currently, gas companies from Khmelnytsky, Starokostiantyniv, Volochysk, and Horodok districts operate in the Bucha district of Kyiv region, in particular in Moshchun. Gasmen from Vinnytsiagaz JSC continue restoration works. Okhtyrka was one of the first to be hit by the russian federation. The Okhtyrka CHP was destroyed by air bombs. The russians also damaged the water supply and gas networks. During the russian invasion, Sumygaz specialists had to change the distribution of natural gas so that the residents of Okhtyrka would stay with gas and heat. And they succeeded. Gas distribution is suspended only for up to 260 households due to flooding. Restoration work began immediately after the liberation of Okhtyrka. Specialists of Sumygaz JSC resumed the work of the hydraulic fracturing plant where the russian occupiers lived. Since the beginning of the war, Sumygaz JSC has returned gas supply to 3,500 households. Emergency repair work is underway in all areas of the region affected by the destruction. Gas distribution has been restored to 36,000 houses in Chernihiv region. Specialists of JSC Chernihivgaz repaired a high-pressure gas pipeline with a diameter of 127 mm, which was destroyed by an air bomb. Thanks to their work, gas is again available in 800 households in the occupied village of Kyinka. The gas companies are also inspecting and repairing the damaged gas supply systems in the homes. Surveys and repairs are currently underway in four settlements and the Bobrovytsia district of Chernihiv, which have also suffered significant damage to critical infrastructure. Starlink helps restore gas distribution under fire in liberalized territories. Elon Musks devices help gas companies stay in touch during gas launches when crews are at a distance and need to interact with network settings and adjust their actions in real-time. And constant access to the RGC GIS geographic information system speeds up recovery work. It is used to determine the location of underground gas pipelines, the nearest disconnecting devices, and opportunities for ringing sites. Three of the four Starlink terminals were provided to gas distribution companies operating under the RGC brand with the assistance of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, and another to the Makariv City Council. Electricity  In April, DTEK Grids power engineers started major works to restore light in the Kyiv region and continued to repair grids damaged by shelling in Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions – the electricity returned to more than 522,000 households. In just one month, more than half a million homes in these oblasts had their electricity back. Also, 19 customer service centers reopened and started personal customer service. Of these, 2 are in Kyiv, 8 in the Kyiv region, 5 in the Dnipro region, and 4 in the Odesa region. Thus, the light returned to the homes of 226 thousand of families in the Kyiv region. The companys specialists restored the grids in Brovary district and most of Vyshhorod district. Currently, all efforts of power engineers are aimed at returning light to all residents of the Kyiv region by June 1. All energy companies of DTEK Grids have united - 13 repair crews from Odesa oblast, 4 from Dnipropetrovsk oblast and 8 crews from Kyiv are helping to restore the Kyiv regions grids. Over the past month, electricians have restored power to important social infrastructure and local authorities: a maternity hospital in Vorzel, hospitals and water utilities in Brovary, Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, Ivankiv, and the village of Zahaltsi. Also, the light is back for the fire department in Bucha, as well the gas distribution point in the village of Ploske and the communication center in Makariv. In April, fighting intensified in the Donetsk region, with regular shelling damaging power grid infrastructure. Over the past month, DTEKs electricians have returned light to 261,000 residents of the region in 329 settlements. In some houses, the lights had to be turned on 2 or more times due to active shelling. Another 233 settlements in the Donetsk region remain without electricity. Power engineers will return electricity to them as soon as the Armed Forces of Ukraine issue a permit for safe work. At the end of April, enemy shelling also intensified in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Thus, power engineers had to restore networks damaged by enemy missiles in the Kryvyi Rih region for more than 10,000 families.

The war in Ukraine is raging for the 10th week. Thus, gas and energy companies continue to work hard on the repair of damages. Read more about the situation in the energy sector during the week from April 25 to May 1.

Oil and gas sector

The situation in the service area of ​​JSC Donetskoblgaz remains extremely tense – Lyman, Toretsk, Maryinka, Avdiivka are being shelled. Due to permanent hostilities, there are extremely limited capabilities to carry out repairs. Often there are so intense hostilities that it is impossible to inspect the lesions and carry out urgent repairs. However, in some areas, gas repairmen continue to work in danger to save gas networks. During the week, the gas supply to 418 private homes was restored. At the same time, due to damage to the networks, workers were forced to cut off nine settlements, 5,966 private houses, and 5,195 apartments. In one of the settlements, the administrative building of the gas sector was damaged as a result of the shelling: windows were repeatedly shattered by the shockwave, the gates of two large boxes were deformed and a window in the workshop was blown out. Also in one of the hot zones, two specialized vehicles of the company disappeared.

Naftogaz Trading continues to provide gas to nearly 12,000 consumers on a regular basis. During the week, the distribution companies, for which the Naftogaz performs the gas balancing function, reduced their fuel consumption by 41%.

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to maintain gas prices for the population unchanged after the expiration of annual contracts from May 1. All digital services of Naftogaz Ukraine Group are available in full for 2.2 million of their clients. The contact center receives calls from all over Ukraine around the clock. More than 7,000 calls were processed during the week.

The Cabinet of Ministers reappointed Yuriy Vitrenko as the Chairman of the Board, Naftogaz Ukraine. The contract will be valid until April 29, 2023. Find the respective CMU resolution here

Despite air raids during the week and rocket fire in the Lviv region, Naftogaz Teplo LLC (Novoyavorivsk and Novorozdil CHPs) is operating as usual. Employees of enterprises are preparing equipment for the next heating season in compliance with martial law.

Ukrtransgaz‘s underground storage facilities remain under high security and continue to operate normally. The company has also introduced the ability to automatically generate data analytics for its customers. From now on, customers from all over the world can automatically generate operational analytical reports on their work in several areas: by Warehouses and by Type of operations. More about this innovation here.

JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya continues to steadily produce gas at all its facilities, except for those near the line of contact.

JSC “Ukrtransnafta” and JSC “Ukrspetstransgaz” continue to work as usual under martial law.

OJSC Kirovogradgaz operates as usual.

Natural gas market

Regional Gas Company. 206,549 consumers remain without gas supply as of 2 May 2022. Over the past week, the gas supply was restored to 2,396 consumers.

Gas distribution for 110,000 consumers has already been restored in the Kyiv region. In the last two days alone, gas has reappeared in 7,400 households. Preparatory work is underway to restore distribution to almost 40,000 consumers. Gas distribution resumed in Bucha, Dmytrivka, partially resumed in Irpin, Goenka and Zabuchchia. More than 93,000 households in the Kyiv region can use gas again. The gas supply in 108 settlements has been completely restored. Another 12 settlements are undergoing emergency recovery work to restore distribution to more than 56,000 consumers. Five more brigades from Khmelnytskygaz are now helping Kyivoblgaz resume gas distribution in the Kyiv region. Currently, gas companies from Khmelnytsky, Starokostiantyniv, Volochysk, and Horodok districts operate in the Bucha district of Kyiv region, in particular in Moshchun. Gasmen from Vinnytsiagaz JSC continue restoration works.

Okhtyrka was one of the first to be hit by the russian federation. The Okhtyrka CHP was destroyed by air bombs. The russians also damaged the water supply and gas networks. During the russian invasion, Sumygaz specialists had to change the distribution of natural gas so that the residents of Okhtyrka would stay with gas and heat. And they succeeded. Gas distribution is suspended only for up to 260 households due to flooding. Restoration work began immediately after the liberation of Okhtyrka. Specialists of Sumygaz JSC resumed the work of the hydraulic fracturing plant where the russian occupiers lived. Since the beginning of the war, Sumygaz JSC has returned gas supply to 3,500 households. Emergency repair work is underway in all areas of the region affected by the destruction.

Gas distribution has been restored to 36,000 houses in Chernihiv region. Specialists of JSC “Chernihivgaz” repaired a high-pressure gas pipeline with a diameter of 127 mm, which was destroyed by an air bomb. Thanks to their work, gas is again available in 800 households in the occupied village of Kyinka. The gas companies are also inspecting and repairing the damaged gas supply systems in the homes. Surveys and repairs are currently underway in four settlements and the Bobrovytsia district of Chernihiv, which have also suffered significant damage to critical infrastructure.

Starlink helps restore gas distribution under fire in liberalized territories. Elon Musk’s devices help gas companies stay in touch during gas launches when crews are at a distance and need to interact with network settings and adjust their actions in real-time. And constant access to the RGC GIS geographic information system speeds up recovery work. It is used to determine the location of underground gas pipelines, the nearest disconnecting devices, and opportunities for ringing sites. Three of the four Starlink terminals were provided to gas distribution companies operating under the RGC brand with the assistance of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, and another to the Makariv City Council.

Electricity

 In April, DTEK Grid’s power engineers started major works to restore light in the Kyiv region and continued to repair grids damaged by shelling in Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions – the electricity returned to more than 522,000 households. In just one month, more than half a million homes in these oblasts had their electricity back. Also, 19 customer service centers reopened and started personal customer service. Of these, 2 are in Kyiv, 8 in the Kyiv region, 5 in the Dnipro region, and 4 in the Odesa region.

Thus, the light returned to the homes of 226 thousand of families in the Kyiv region. The company’s specialists restored the grids in Brovary district and most of Vyshhorod district. Currently, all efforts of power engineers are aimed at returning light to all residents of the Kyiv region by June 1. All energy companies of DTEK Grids have united – 13 repair crews from Odesa oblast, 4 from Dnipropetrovsk oblast and 8 crews from Kyiv are helping to restore the Kyiv region’s grids. Over the past month, electricians have restored power to important social infrastructure and local authorities: a maternity hospital in Vorzel, hospitals and water utilities in Brovary, Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, Ivankiv, and the village of Zahaltsi. Also, the light is back for the fire department in Bucha, as well the gas distribution point in the village of Ploske and the communication center in Makariv.

In April, fighting intensified in the Donetsk region, with regular shelling damaging power grid infrastructure. Over the past month, DTEK’s electricians have returned light to 261,000 residents of the region in 329 settlements. In some houses, the lights had to be turned on 2 or more times due to active shelling. Another 233 settlements in the Donetsk region remain without electricity. Power engineers will return electricity to them as soon as the Armed Forces of Ukraine issue a permit for safe work.

At the end of April, enemy shelling also intensified in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Thus, power engineers had to restore networks damaged by enemy missiles in the Kryvyi Rih region for more than 10,000 families.

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