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Ukraine resumes gas imports from Poland after pipeline repairs

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Ukrainian resumed importing gas from Poland at 7:00 a.m. Kyiv time on Monday following a pipeline leak in Ukraine.

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The leak forced the imports to be suspended in the morning on September 9, Ukrtransgaz press secretary Maksym Beliavsky reported.

"Imports from Poland resumed at 0700; the regime is 4.25 million cubic meters (mcm); the capacity utilization of the corridor is 99%," Beliavsky said on Facebook. Beliavsky said the repair work had been completed late on Saturday night.

Ukraine has capacity to import 4.3 mcm from Poland on pipelines operating in the reverse direction. It imported 35.544 mcm from Poland in the first ten days of September, and 466.163 million cubic meters from Europe in general.

Ukrtransgaz, a 100% subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukrainy, operates Ukraine's trunk gas pipeline system, as well as its 12 underground storage facilities with capacity for 31 bcm

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