The transit of Russian gas through Slovakia almost restored after the accident at the hub

© AP Photo / Ronald ZakПожарные about the gas hub in Baumgarten, Austria. 12 Dec 2017The transit of Russian gas through Slovakia almost restored after the accident at the hub© AP Photo / Ronald Zak

Gas supplies from Russia through Slovakia on gas-distribution station in Baumgarten, where on Tuesday an explosion occurred in the environment close to conventional levels and amount to 100,2 million cubic meters, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the representative of the Slovak gas transmission operator Eustream Pavol Kubik.

Austrian national gas transmission operator Gas Connect Austria on Tuesday evening after the accident at the station Baumgarten restored gas transit in all directions.

«Nomination (application — ed.) for the transit of gas to Baumgarten is on Wednesday 100,2 million cubic meters, almost double yesterday’s (55,3 million cubic meters — ed.), when from our side because of the incident at this station fuel supply was temporarily stopped. In normal mode, the daily nomination for gas transit in this item was made in December 125-130 million cubic meters. In the coming days, you can access to this indicator,» said Cube.

The total daily nomination for gas transit from Russia to the EU via Slovakia, to obtain a fuel point city of Velke kapusany on the Slovak-Ukrainian border, according to Eustream, is Wednesday 130.6 signatures million cubic meters of conventional indicators in December from 127 to 150 million cubic meters. Application on Tuesday appeared at 64.9 million cubic meters of gas.

On Tuesday morning in the gas hub in Baumgarten, Austria’s OMV, an explosion occurred. Killed one and injured 21 people. The gas hub has been completely stopped, stopped in transit delivery toward Italy, Slovenia and Hungary. On Wednesday morning, gas supplies were fully restored. The cause of the accident, according to preliminary data, was a technical failure.

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