Almost the world's largest American oil and gas Firm ExxonMobil, which had previously planned to produce gas on the Crimean shelf, is shutting down its offices in Ukraine, according to the organization, published on Thursday in the parliamentary newspaper " ".
According to the report, the conclusion about the closure of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ukraine B. V.(the Netherlands) was adopted by the Board of Directors of the organization on August 3, 2015. At the same time the report notes that other mission organizations in Ukraine are not closed.
in early July, U.S. Chevron has decided to close its representative office in Ukraine.
in June, the former at the time the Minister of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine Igor Shevchenko confirmed that Firm Royal Dutch Shell out of the project for the extraction of shale gas in Ukraine. First of media stated that Royal Dutch Shell has suspended exploration for shale gas in Eastern Ukraine due to concerns over the lack of risk workers in and out of the project.
in the early winter of 2014, the Ukrainian media reported that the American Chevron decided in the sole right to withdraw from the project on development of gas-bearing the olesska field in Western Ukraine. British-Dutch Shell in the last month of summer 2014, it was stated that at the time suspended the implementation of the part of obligations under the agreement on the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the East of Ukraine.
Own gas production in Ukraine in 2014, according to "Naftogaz" was 20, 5 billion cubic meters. In 2013, the country had produced 21 billion cubic meters. The gas balance to 2015, approved by the government of Ukraine in April, provides for the consumption of 40 billion cubic meters When you import 25 billion cubic meters. Before the head of "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev claimed that Ukraine by 2020 could increase the extraction of conventional gas at 27 to 29 billion cubic meters, i.e. more than twice.