The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) continues to work actively to strengthen cooperation with strategic partners to diversify sources of natural gas supplies to the country and it is now looking at the newly-inaugurated LNG terminal in Croatia.
Early in January, the LNG terminal on the island of Krk, with a throughput capacity of 2.6 billion cubic metres per year was launched, thus becoming a potential new source of natural gas supplies for Ukraine. This would significantly enhance the energy security of the country and open up new opportunities for cooperation between the Croatian and Ukrainian natural gas markets.
“To ensure the possibility of gas transportation from the LNG terminal on the island of Krk in Croatia, the Gas TSO of Ukraine is actively working with partners,” noted Olga Bielkova, Director on Government and International Affairs of GTSOU. “GTSOU sees its role in creating prerequisites for the further use of the terminal’s potential on the island of Krk in order to diversify sources of energy resources to Ukraine.”
Following an online meeting of representatives of the GTSOU with Vasyl Kyrylych, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Croatia and according to information on the official website of LNG Croatia, from the 2023-2024 gas year, free capacities for potential transportation of natural gas in the direction of Ukraine will be available for booking.