The Government prevented the process of destroying the gas
industry and pays every effort to ensure growth of domestic gas production by 7
bn cu m in 5 years, which will afford to gain energy
independence, competitiveness and to provide the national security. The Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said to journalists during his trip to Shebelinkagasvydobuvannya Gas Production Division in the
framework of a working visit to Kharkiv region on Friday.
"Over many decades, especially since 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010 through 2013, PJSC UkrGasVydobuvannya
that is a state enterprise dealing with gas extraction, and called to create
energy independence of our country was on the brink of destruction. We have
brought this process to a halt", urged Volodymyr Groysman.
particular, the Government has begun to issue permits for exploration – this
year there have been issued 14 against a single permit during the previous 7
years. Moreover, today the development of the upper horizon of the Shebelinka gas field has triggered. Experts are optimistic
about the volumes of gas reserves in this field, said Volodymyr Groysman.
goal is to boost the domestic production by 7 billion cubic meters of gas for 5
years. Do not pay money, currency for import, but we must develop our Ukrainian
gas and this gas should be ours. This will significantly strengthen our
position in energy independence and national security, and will improve our
competitiveness, and most importantly, we will be able to pass through the
heating season rather efficiently", he said.
will continue to support this advancement. We will do our utmost to support
Ukrainian gas production and assert our independence", assured the Prime
The Head of
Government noted that the oil and gas sector had used to be entwined with
corruption. Now the Government is engaged in bringing order and eliminating any
corruption schemes, making efforts to increase national production of Ukrainian
gas and ensures publicity of the process.
to him, some don’t take it with optimism: "Of course, those who earned
hundreds of millions of dollars or even billions, I'd say they are not optimistic
about it. Hence, there will be much discussion about it”.