Gas Pumping via Yamal-Europe Increases by 20% After Gazprom Facility Resumes Activity

According to data provided by the European gas transport operator Gascade, gas pumping via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline increased by more than 20% early on Tuesday, following the resumption of work at Gazprom’s Urengoy condensate pre-transportation preparation plant in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area following an accident, TASS reports.

According to Gascade, gas pumping via Yamal-Europe increased to about 1.83 million cubic meters per hour from 07:00 to 8:00 a.m. Moscow time, up from 1.5 million cubic meters per hour the previous day and Tuesday night.

According to previous reports, Gazprom restarted feedstock delivery to the Urengoy condensate pre-transportation preparation plant following the August 5 disaster. Gazprom’s condensate stabilization unit has also begun taking feedstock from the Urengoy plant, and product exports to customers are likely to begin soon.

On August 5, a fire broke out at the condensate pre-transportation preparation facility in Novy Urengoy in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, but it was quickly contained and no one was injured.

The facility, which is operated by Gazprom Pererabotka, is a major producer of high-quality petroleum derivatives in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.

Following the plant disaster, gas pumping across the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline decreased by more than double.