According to the head of the Operator of the Gas Transportation System of Ukraine Serhiy Makogon, the insignificant flow of gas from Ukraine to Hungary is not transit, but the re-export of gas by European traders, which they stored in Ukrainian underground storage facilities.
“The press is spreading information that Gazprom has resumed gas transit through Ukraine to Hungary. This is not true. So, now there is an insignificant flow of gas from Ukraine to Hungary, but this is not transit, but the re-export of gas by European traders, which they stored in Ukrainian UGS facilities, "Makogon wrote at your Facebook page .
He also explained to his readers in the comments that the virtual reverse of Russian gas from Hungary, which Ukraine took into account to pump gas into its storage facilities, is available in all directions where there is a transit flow. “Now these are Slovakia and Poland,” said the head of the GTS Operator.
Hungarian pipeline operator FGSZ confirmed gas supplies from Ukraine, but declined to name the supplier.
"If a company receives gas through Ukraine, it can continue to use the pipeline that comes from Ukraine, and the current supply data shows that today the same amount of gas is supplied from Ukraine as through the new pipeline from Serbia," they noted in FGSZ.
The Hungarian operator said that in addition to Gazprom, dozens of trading companies supply gas to Hungary, which can also use the Ukrainian pipeline.
On October 1, the Russian "Gazprom" began to fulfill its obligations under the contract with Hungary. From that day on, gas supplies started through the Balkan Stream gas pipeline and pipelines in South-Eastern Europe. Operator GTS of Ukraine reported that the Russian gas company from October 1 suspended gas transit to Hungary through Ukraine. Transit through the Ukrainian territory then fell almost four times, and on October 2 - another two times. It completely stopped on October 3rd.