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The forced withdrawal of up to 20% of natural gas by the Cabinet of Ministers by private companies on “operational property” will lead to a drop in production, gas shortages and intensification from Russia.
About this section in statement Associations of gas production companies that are part of the State “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.
“The cessation of investment activities will logically lead to an annual drop in production, tax cuts, job cuts. Given the launch of Nord Stream 2 and the risk of reducing or stopping the transit of Russian gas – this will significantly weaken the energy security of our country,” said the association.
The government’s decisions oblige all companies to sell 20% of their gas on the private stock exchange manually at a certain price in the association confirm the failure of reform, from European integration.
“State regulation of gas production prices is a completely non-market mechanism through which we can lose gas production without increasing it. It is necessary to add energy to the crisis based on the experience of European countries and not to protect our own or coercive actions aimed at private gas producers.” , – the words of the executive director of the Association of Gas Production Companies of Ukraine Artem Petrenko are given in the statements.
On December 30, the government decided to oblige all gas companies to sell 20% of their gas to the private Ukrainian Energy Exchange.
The price should not exceed the “operating cost” of production.