Section: Energy

      OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas
      Mar03

      OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas

      The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has said that its observers noted coal being transported in the areas blocked by the Ukrainian activists in the zone near the demarcation line in Donbas. ”The SMM continued to monitor blockades at railway tracks, which cross the contact line. On 26 February, at the Kryvyi Torets station in...

      Naftogaz to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary in March
      Mar02

      Naftogaz to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary in March

      Ukraine`s national JSC oil and gas giant, Naftogaz of Ukraine, plans to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary in March. ”Imports from Slovakia will be about 40 million cubic meters per day. As for Poland and Hungary – we`ll see, as these routes are auxiliary for Naftogaz,” the company`s CCO Yuriy Vitrenko said at the Ukrainian Energy...

      Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline
      Mar02

      Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline

      National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine has applied to the European Court of Justice with a request to grant it a right to join the claim of the Polish company PGNiG, which challenged the decision of the European Commission on expanded access for the Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom company to the European gas pipeline OPAL,...

      Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb
      Mar02

      Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb

      Ukraine increased consumption of natural gas in February 2017 by 19% year-over-year (y-o-y), to 4.5 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to Ukraine`s state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. ”In February, Ukrainian consumers of all categories used 4.5 bcm of natural gas, which was 19% up from the same period last year,” Ukrtransgaz`s...

      Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses
      Mar02

      Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses

      Ukraine may lose up to $2 billion and the national currency exchange rate will weaken due to the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. If the blockade fails to be stopped, Ukrainian metallurgy may lose up to 300,000 jobs, according to the Ukrainian president. ”300,000 people will lose their jobs. The state...

      Naftogaz to spend World Bank-secured loan on 1.1 bcm of gas in March
      Mar01

      Naftogaz to spend World Bank-secured loan on 1.1 bcm of gas in March

      Ukraine`s oil and gas giant, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, will buy 1.1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in March, using letters of credit worth more than EUR 220 million under a loan agreement with Citi and Deutsche Bank against the World Bank`s guarantees, according to the company`s press service. ”The first 15 letters of credit have been...

      Ukrainian government raised electricity price by 30% from March 1, 2017, Russia-occupied Donbas continues to receive electricity for free
      Mar01

      Ukrainian government raised electricity price by 30% from March 1, 2017, Russia-occupied Donbas continues to receive electricity for free

      This is the fifth planned increase in electricity tariffs for the households. Compared with April 2015, the electricity tariffs increased by 3.5 times. Earlier, in February 2015, The National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) approved a two-year schedule of raising electricity tariffs for the households.According to the plan,...

      National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln
      Feb28

      National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln

      The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues. ”Some 2 billion [US dollars] is the most pessimistic forecast. But it can become reality. We must not forget that [it is related to] metallurgy, one of the key...

      Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues
      Feb28

      Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues

      Russian-backed leaders of the so-called ”LPR/DPR” (the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics) demand that the Ukrainian authorities stop by early March the transport blockade of the occupied areas of Donbas. Otherwise, the terrorists threaten to introduce external management at the enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction (mainly...

      Gazprom violates contractual terms, reducing gas pressure at entrance to Ukraine`s gas transport system
      Feb28

      Gazprom violates contractual terms, reducing gas pressure at entrance to Ukraine`s gas transport system

      Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has once again violated the terms of the contract on ensuring required levels of gas pressure in the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS), which undermines stable gas transit to the European Union, National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine reported. As of 08:00 on Tuesday, the pressure on Sudzha gas-measuring...