Ukraine gas transit system expanding, modernizing to meet demand

The Ukrainian natural gas system that moves most of the supplies between Russia and eastern and western Europe is in the process of expanding and upgrading equipment and facilities to meet expected surges in demand.Evaluation and modernizing of the system's compressor stations along with expansion of the pipeline and underground storage facilities will boost system capacity for east-to-west transit by 160 billion cu m/year (bcmy; 5.6 tcf/year).LocationThe distinctive characteristic of gas industry development in Europe is the location of the main sources of gas production in remote Western Siberia, the deserts of Central Asia and Northern Africa, and the shelves of the Barents and Cas...

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