Oettinger: Ukraine remains main gas transistor to Europe
He added that out of the 500 billion cubic meters of gas, 125 billion cubic meters are delivered from Russia, and 80% of this gas is transited via the Ukrainian gas transporting system.
If gas consumption in EU increases by 100 billion cubic meters, a share of Russian natural gas will go up by 25-30%.
Oettinger noted that if such forecasts were realized, Ukraine would remain the most important transistor.
For this reason, Ukraine should modernize its gas transporting system, the EU commissioner said.
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