Ukraine’s pipeline company expect to receive $1.3 billion this year to move gas from Ukraine’s Russian border to the EU
. $1 billion of this amount is spent on running the pipeline company — paying 11,000 employees and performing maintenance. Without a long term transit contract after 2024, the pipeline network will only serve 10 bcm of imports and 20 bcm of domestic production. To survive, he said, the company would have to decommission “more than 50%” of current capacity.