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Chevron Call for EU–wide Framework for Shale Gas Development
Chevron Corp called for Europe-wide regulatory environment to be put in place to allow for shale gas development to move forwards. Speaking to Reuters, Derek Magness,…
Unconventionals in Europe: A Change in Attitude?
In preview of his appearance at theUnconventional Gas & Oil Summit scheduled for 3-6 June in London, Mr. Philip Lowe, Director General, Energy DG, European Commission,…
A Crucial Six Months for Ukraine
The success of the Eastern Partnership depends on the success of Ukraine, as Ukraine is a key component of the Eastern Partnership, admitted guests of the 6th Europe-Ukraine Forum,…
Kulczyk Identifies Four Potential Gas Zones in Olgovskoye-15 Well
Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. has announced that four potential gas zones with an aggregate thickness of 23 metres have been identified in the Olgovskoye-15 ("O-15") well and that O-15…
Ukraine Tests Gas 'Imports' from Slovakia
Ukraine has started tests of importing natural gas from Slovakia, its Minister of Energy said Wednesday. Minister Eduard Stavytsky announced that the process, part of a strategy…
Slowdown in Gas from Ukraine in First Quarter
Gas transported from Ukraine to western Europe over the first four months of the year decreased by 18.2% on last year's figures, according to official statistics. Volume of gas…
EU Funding to Update Ukrainian Pipelines Due in Autumn
Ukraine hopes to confirm funding this year for a major pipeline overhaul, via the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The European Investment Bank (EIB)…
Gazprom: An Instrument of Political Pressure
Self-inflicted wounds For several years Gazprom has been doing all it could to destroy its marketing niche in Ukraine, and seems to be approaching a full victory in this battle.&n…
The Ukrainian Government Wants to Lift the Ban on Privatising Naftohaz
On 26 April a government draft bill was put forward in the Ukrainian parliament providing for the lifting of the ban on privatising the state-owned company Naftohaz, which is…
Ukraine: Beyond the 'Point of No Return'
"The point of no return has been crossed," declared Dr. Volodymyr Ignashchenko, Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Ecology & Natural Resources of Ukraine. He reported to…
Ukraine in the Energy Community: 'Meeting its obligations'
In his speech at the Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kiev, Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director & Legal Counsel, Energy Community Secretariat, began with a quote from the previous day's…
EC Supports Naftogaz Sell-Off, Says Ukrainian MP
A senior Ukrainian politician says the European Commission approves privatization of the national oil and gas company, Naftogaz. Oleksandr Onyschenko, deputy chairman of the…
Nabucco Launches 'Open Season'
The company behind the Nabucco West pipeline says it is ready to deal with expressions of interest in using its facility for transport, and has launched what it calls "Open Season.…
Russia Wants EU Out of Ukraine Gas System
Russia will commit to transport at least 60 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas through the Ukrainian transport system if a bilateral gas transport consortium is created with…
Iskander Energy: Small Company, Great Ambitions
In a session dedicated to project updates from the leading oil and gas producers in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kiev, Jaroslav Kinach, President, Iskander Energy…