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Shale Gas Perspectives for Ukraine: Where Does Illusion End and Reality Begin?
The effects of the recent revolution in North American shale gas are now being felt in Europe, as both states and energy companies rush to be the first to reap the promised…
Ukraine 'Could Become Gas Exporter'
Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Minister Eduard Stavitsky has said his country could become a net gas exporter by 2025. The Kyiv Post reported the minister saying he hopes to…
US Ambassador Says Shale Gas Extraction could make Ukraine Energy Independent
Joint shale gas production with Shell and Chevron in Ukraine can make the country self-sufficient and energy independent. U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft said this during…
European Interest in Ukraine Gas Storage
Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and other European states are negotiating use of Ukraine's underground gas storage facilities. This was announced by…
Ukraine's Leading Producers: "How we do it"
Ukraine is a promising market, has strong demand, and its oil and gas industry is going through an evolution, according to Adelmo Schenato, COO, Cadogan Petroleum, who appeared…
Ukrainian Gas Reserves Revised Downward
London-listed exploration company, Regal Petroleum, has given figures estimating the natural gas reserves of Ukraine lower than expected. The company said in a statement…
E&P in Ukraine: "Legal Vacuum" or "Full Steam Ahead"?
Ukraine's recent conclusion of its production sharing agreement (PSA) with Shell was a big milestone, according to Vitaly Radchenko, Counsel, CMS Cameron McKenna. In his…
Ukraine Sees Additional PSA's This Year
Ukraine expects that four additional production-sharing agreements (PSAs) for natural gas to be signed before the end of 2013. "The three competitions held last year for…
Ukraine Set to Free Up Gas Markets
Ukraine will complete the liberalization of its gas market to European standards by 2014, according to the country's Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal, Volodymyr Makukha. …
Energy: Shale Gas Makes Further Inroads into Europe’s Energy Mix
The rewards of shale gas are starting to outweigh the potential risks of getting the energy source out of the ground for a number of European countries. Reserves of the gas are…
Ukraine E&P: The Tale of Vanco
There was a smile on the face of Dr. James Bown, President, Vanco Prykerchenska (VPL), as he recalled his last appearance at the Ukrainian Energy Forum. "It was almost year ago…
We're Not Breaking World Law, Ukraine Minister Tells Gazprom
Ukrainian Deputy Energy Minister Volodymyr Makukha has denied that importing natural gas from European markets violates international law. Russia's energy giant, Gazprom, has…
ExxonMobil: Important Aspects in Ukraine
In connection with ExxonMobil's forthcoming E&P activities in Ukraine in the deepwater of the Black Sea, Jim Johnston, Head of Representation, ExxonMobil E&P Ukraine,…
Shale Gas in Ukraine - Turning Enthusiasm into Results
David Messina, Executive Director, Hutton Energy, noted a renewed enthusiasm for onshore hydrocarbons activity in Ukraine, which he said had not been involved in much exploration…
Eastern Europe: Import Dependence, Higher Prices
Simon Pirani, Senior Research fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies showed delegates at the Ukrainian Energy Forum a long list of arbitration cases that had resulted from…