Security of supply: Ukraine better prepared in case of gas disruption

8 February 2022

Today’s Energy Community Security of Supply Coordination Group for gas assessed the security of supply situation in the Energy Community. With respect to the current situation in Ukraine, the Group welcomed the start of physical reverse flow from Hungary and additional gas import possibilities from Slovakia, allowing the Contracting Party to secure capacities independently of gas transit through Ukraine.

Director Lorkowski said: “The establishment of a sound legal and regulatory framework is the best instrument to enhance energy security. The case of Ukraine is an example of how embracing Energy Community legislation brings concrete benefits to consumers and industry.”

The CEO of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU), Sergiy Makagon, said: “It’s clear to see that the new agreements with our European counterparts build upon the regulatory and market framework Ukraine has adopted following its membership in the Energy Community. The Secretariat has worked closely with the Ukrainian authorities not only on the development of legislation but also offering practical assistance and guidance to ensure it is effective on the ground.”

The Energy Community Security of Supply Coordination Group monitors the state of security of supply within the Energy Community and coordinates measures taken in the event of a threat to security of supply or a supply disruption. 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine