Ukraine and Australia have plans to cooperate in the field of underground coal gasification in Ukraine, the corresponding Memorandum of understanding was signed on the First day of the week in Kiev, informs the press service of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine.
"the document reports on the start of preparation of the Ukrainian-Australian project of underground coal gasification in Ukraine. Work on the preparation of the project will be conducted by the organization Linc Energ LTD and Bond Bros Contrating Pty Limited (Austria) together with the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine ", – reported in the report on the Internet representation offices.
1st Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Martynenko said that the Ukrainian authorities are hopeful to expand cooperation with Australia in the different areas of energy." Memorandum – this is the real 1st step of our working relationship Between our two countries in the energy sphere. This project opens the way to energy independence of Ukraine", - has told the head of the Board of Linc Energy LTD Peter bond. The Australian Ambassador in Ukraine Mr. Douglas Trappett, for its part, has called the project " one of the most encouraging and promising projects trade and investment cooperation Between Australia and Ukraine." Remember, in February, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the country receives from the EU 67% of gas from Russia comes only 33%, while maintaining the pace of diversification of sources of supply in the near future Kiev in General may refuse gas from Russia. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact it's the same Gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev. Europe actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storages due to restrictions on the supply of Russian gas and reverse gas supplies to Ukraine. However, on 20 July, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the major gas-producing organizations in the country is able to increase its production of natural gas 1 billion cubic meters in two years. Remember also, on 1 July, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that there were no matters with transit pumping of gas from Russia through Ukraine to the European Union.