The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt believes that Ukraine could become an exporter of gas, And I am sure that American investment will come at a local gas sector.
"Until 1950, Ukraine in fact has exported gas to the capital of Russia And Minsk. Until the 1970s, these exports amounted to about 70 billion cubic meters, And this was Before the time, Until not appeared Siberian accumulation (gas). And there is no reason why Ukraine has not had the opportunity to once again obtain the same status, "said Pyatt, a speech at the round table" Ukrainian oil and gas dialogue ", RIA " Novosti ".
"I'm sure that investment will come from the American commissioners," he said. However, He expressed hope that the Ukrainian Parliament will adopt a law reducing the rental fee from the investors for the extraction of gas, which will help to attract American investments. He called the progress of the situation in the oil and gas sector of Ukraine, praised for it by the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk And said U.S. support for the reforms in the Ukrainian gas sector, for example in the matter of revision of tariffs. However, in April the Minister of energy And coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the country can no longer provide the population with domestically produced gas, fuel shortages Kiev is forced to compensate by imports. Remember, the national Commission on state regulation of electricity market of Ukraine in the framework of the implementation of the Memorandum with the international monetary Fund raised the minimum tariff for gas for residents To 3600 UAH for 1 thousand Cubic meters (about $ 134) from 1 April. The increase in gas tariff for all categories of clients Usually up 280%. 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.