Ukraine’s gas storage infrastructure damaged by Russian missile

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During a Russian attack in western Ukraine on Sunday (24 March), an underground gas storage facility’s ground infrastructure was hit, resulting in damaged technological equipment.

“Service nominations, including storage and capacity bookings, are being fulfilled as planned,” emphasised Naftogaz GEO Oleksiy Chernyshov during a visit to the impact site on Sunday. 

Currently, efforts to localise and eliminate the consequences are ongoing according to the Emergency Response Plan, Naftogaz said in a press release.

“The situation will not critically impact the UGS operations since the gas is stored deep underground. The damaged surface infrastructure will need repairs, however we have sufficient backup capacities in place to mitigate any immediate impacts,” Mr Chernyshov added.

As of December 2023, according to an assessment by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank, Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s energy system caused losses of more than 11 billion US dollars (10.1 billion euros).

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