Transit liquefied petroleum gas through Ukraine in 2011 increased by 10%

Transit of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the territory of Ukraine in 2011 was 2.79 million tonnes, which is 10% more than in 2010

The largest supplier of liquefied natural gas transit through Ukraine in 2011 left the Russian Federation, from which it was carried 1.72 million, which is 16% more than 2010 deliveries from Kazakhstan in 2011 were down 5% — to 972.26 thousand t

The largest volume of LPG, as in 2010, was sent to Turkey (50%), Poland and Hungary.

In the commodity nomenclature of the largest volume of gas comes from a mixture of propane and butane — 33%.

In 2011, the transshipment of transit gas to Ukrainian ports increased relative to 2010 by 8% to 1.45 million tonnes Thus, the largest maritime transshipment point left Odessa and Ilyichevsk (both — the Odessa region.), And land — transitions Izov (Volyn region). Batevo and (Transcarpathian region)..

The highest growth was recorded in handling of Kerch (+176% in 2010), Chop (+60%) and Uzhgorod (+59%). Marked decline in Odessa (-14%) and Jagodina (Lviv region., -19%).

According to market participants handling, greater increase gas transit in 2011 prevented the weather conditions prevailing in the countries of Eastern Europe.

"The abnormally warm weather in Europe has significantly reduced demand from Poland and Hungary. This is, of course, affected the outcome of the rail transshipment terminals in 2011 and to this day have a negative effect on the volume of goods "- explained OilNews Director of Strategic Development Petro Carbo Chem Mukachevo Tatiana Umurzakova.

Recall that in 2011, Ukraine has implemented a number of projects for the transshipment of liquefied gases. So, at the end of July 2011 the company Petro Carbo Chem Mukachevo launched its transshipment complex in the Transcarpathian region nominal capacity of more than 300 thousand tons / year In addition, in the port of Kerch was arranged transshipment of liquefied gas company "TES-Terminal".

Also, according to OilNews, a project was implemented expansion of the tank farm at the port of Odessa.

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