August 15, 2014 13:09
Naftogaz Ukrainy to start talks soon on bringing in partners to manage Ukraine's gas transit system
KYIV. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The approval of the law to reform Ukraine's gas transportation system is paving the way for official talks to begin with companies from the EU and the U.S. that are interested in working with the system, Ukraine's national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy said in a commentary.
Naftogaz said it intended to begin official talks soon with the operators of gas transportation network concerning their participation in managing Ukraine's system.
The company added that according to a document approved by the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, an agreement on the gas transportation system's management can be signed only after the Verkhovna Rada's approval.
"The approval of this law is an important step that will allow [us] to lower the risks in transporting gas on the territory of Ukraine that have arisen due to an aggravation of Russian-Ukrainian relations," Naftogaz's press service quoted Naftogaz Ukrainy CEO Andrei Kobolev as saying.
He said bringing in leading western companies to manage Ukraine's gas transportation system will help the country completely integrate into the united European energy space. Kobolev added that under the circumstances that have arisen, this is the best way to protect Ukraine's energy interests.
"It is important that the main consumer of Russian gas - the EU - be confident in the reliability of transporting natural gas for years to come. This is a significant step on the road to building a system of energy security for Europe," he said.
Kobolev added that according to the law, the Ukrainian gas transportation system will remain in state ownership. "And all business processes will be structured according to European standards. This will make the Ukrainian gas transportation system transparent and understandable for western partners," he said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
November 27, 2015
Voting on Russian delegation's credentials to be moment of truth for PACE - Duma chairman
Russian diplomat: There is no Russia-U.S.-Turkey-S. Arabia format of talks on Syria
Crimean retailers jack up battery prices
Lavrov insists on putting gunmen who shot Russian pilot in Syria on list of terrorist organizations (Part 2)
Several countries agree upon list of terrorist groups to be struck - Kremlin (Part 2)
Kyiv to do its best to drag on implementation of Minsk agreements - Russian envoy to OSCE
Return to visa-free regime with Turkey depends on progress in anti-ISIL operation, state of bilateral relations - Pushkov
Duma deputies see suspension of visa-free travel with Turkey as antiterrorist measure
Russia, Peru in talks over joint development of oil, gas deposits
Russian Su-24 shot down by Turkish Air Force during "pre-planned operation" - Russian Aerospace Force commander
Ryabkov, Syrian diplomat discuss Syria's chemical demilitarization, cooperation with OPCW
Lavrov elected as head of trustees' board at Russian International Affairs Council
Naftogaz increases claims in Stockholm arbitration against Gazprom to $25.7 bln