The first-ever reverse delivery of natural gas from the Adriatic coast to Ukraine was carried out by Energy Resources of Ukraine (ERU), a group of companies with foreign investments specialising in the implementation of energy projects.
The purchase of gas took place in Greece and the fuel was transported to Ukraine via the gas-transport systems of Greece and Romania.
“Traditionally, gas and oil are exported from the East to the West, but our partners are interested in a new, unconventional approach, especially with the opening of the opportunity to import LNG to Europe and we help them in this,” commented Yaroslav Mudryy, Managing Partner of ERU TRADING. “ERU was the first to supply liquefied natural gas from the United States to Ukraine, the export of gas to Romania and today its reverse from this country. Such projects contribute not only to creating additional ways to supply fuel but also to strengthening Ukraine’s reputation as a reliable and promising partner of the EU”.
These are test deliveries aimed at the needs of the domestic market, but the main goal is the possibility of further access to the Revithoussa LNG Terminal. This increases the diversification of gas supplies on the European continent and strengthens Ukraine’s position as an Eastern European energy hub.
“The new gas transmission corridor Greece-Romania-Ukraine gives us an opportunity to become a part of the European Three Seas Initiative, developing the vertical direction of fuel transfer,” said Mr Mudryy.