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Ukraine PM projects energy independence for Ukraine in medium term


Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman believes that Ukraine has all capacities and resources at its disposal to become an energy-independent state in the mid-term perspective.
”We are entering a stage to boost own gas production. Our goal is to become a totally energy-independent state. We have enough capacities and resources that will allow us to be absolutely self-sufficient and develop alternative energy. I believe that we can accomplish this in the medium term,” the prime minister said when opening the Second Energy Efficiency Partnership Forum EnergoService: investments in energy efficiency in the public sector and benefits for residential buildings.
Groysman also stressed that the government`s decision to establish the price of gas for all Ukrainian consumers at a market level, which was made in April this year, was a significant step in the necessary direction, as it allows to eliminate corruption in gas supplies sphere.
Earlier, the prime minister stated that Ukraine`s priorities were to boost own gas production and implement energy efficiency policy as effectively as possibly. According to Groysman, such steps will enable the country`s development based on own energy resources.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine has plans to reduce imports of natural gas in 2016 compared to 2015 by 20-30% – from 16.4 bcm to 11-13 bcm and procure mostly by reversing scheme in the EU.
Earlier, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine, which imported about half of the natural gas to meet its needs, was going to abandon the import of ”blue fuel” within 10 years and become an exporter.

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