KIEV, Ukraine—Shortly past midnight on Sept. 15, a part of the Kiev-Western Ukraine-1 natural gas transit line exploded. The site pumps natural gas from Russia across Ukraine to underground storage facilities near the border with the EU.
The fact that Russian gas must cross Ukraine before it reaches customer nations in the EU has long been a sore point with Moscow. Ukraine’s energy consortium receives transit fees for carrying this gas through their pipelines, which in 2019 amounted to $3 billion. Even in this year of record low demand for oil and gas due to European economies deeply gutted from the …read more
Source:: The Washington Free Beacon