The Government of Ukraine has done it utmost to attract investors from the
EU and the US in the modernization of the Ukrainian gas transportation system,
"Now we expect not only economic but also political decisions from our
Western partners. All the
conditions for this have been created," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk emphasized during the Government’s report on its first 100 days on Thursday,
has reminded that Ukraine's Parliament passed a law on the modernization and
operation of the Ukrainian gas transportation system. The Prime
Minister appealed to Western partners: "You can be among shareholders of
the Ukrainian gas transportation system."
"The country can defend itself not only by using military force but
also by foreign assets, which are located in the state. And we can
together create a new energy map of Europe," he stressed.
The Prime Minister called the energy reform a key one.
He highlighted that within this reform we should purchase the maximum
possible amount of gas from the member states of the European Union, and
complete the division of Naftogaz Ukrainy
into three companies by the end of 2015.
In addition, the Prime Minister has stressed the need to "pump gas
only during the lowest prices" and noted that this period begins
"just in a month."
asked Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr
Demchyshyn during a press conference on the
Ministry’s first 100 days to clarify the situation regarding gas pricing,
"If we did not have gas of own production, the tariff would amount
UAH10000, not UAH3600 as we have now within social norms."
The Prime Minister also appealed with request to Volodymyr
Demchyshyn to throw light on the issue of reforming NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy,
"how will we increase production of our own gas and diversify sources of