Ukraine needs to push for new energy suppliers
Ukraine needs to push for new energy suppliers / Van Matiyeshyn, founder of the Ukrainian Foundation for Democracy-People First, BlogActiv, 23/03/2012
Information concerning possible signing of the gas agreement between Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE recently appeared in Ukrainian mass-media. What’s meant is the delivery of spot gas bought in Europe to Ukraine through pipelines of Slovakia.
Even in case the short-term contract between Naftogaz and RWE is signed, it won’t reduce dependence of Ukraine upon Gazprom. Annual volumes declared by the new contract can make up about 1 billion cubic meters. Whereas Ukraine consumes about 70 billion cubic meters of gas per year, out of which at least 40 billion cubic meters under the current contract…