The Crisis energy headquarters was set up by the Government through the
challenges that need peculiar management system and its goal is to find all
possible ways to ensure proper functioning of fuel and energy complex of the
country, especially in autumn and winter period. The head of the headquarters,
Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Communal Services Volodymyr Hroysman said during a briefing at
Ukrainian Crisis media center.
“Today we must be prepared to any
development of the scenario in settlement gas crisis, as it lies not at the
economic but at the policy level. A draft law has been designed which stipulates
introduction of the state of emergency in energy sector, but it is pending approval
by the Parliament that should determine the time and conditions under which the
state of emergency will be declared,” Volodymyr Hroysman explained.
Moreover, he added that the Crisis energy
headquarters has as its goals solving the following problems: accumulation of
gas in storages, reduction in gas consumption, improvement of domestic gas
potential, replacement of gas by alternative kinds of fuel, maintenance of reverse
gas supplies from Europe etc. The Vice Premier emphasized launch of all necessary
measures “is a long term process, but the country should pass this way”.