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2012-05-24 02:25:39

KYIV, Ukraine, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It is important to separate politics from sport, and a boycott of Euro 2012 in Ukraine would be counter-productive and mistaken. This was the consensus among delegates from politics, business and civil society at a conference in Berlin held on Wednesday, discussing Ukraine's path towards EU integration. "We should not mix sports and politics," said Dmytro Spivak, of the opposition Ukrainian Social Democratic Party Ukrainia...

2012-05-12 22:22:07

KYIV, Ukraine, May 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the world's largest oil companies, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chevron Corp, obtained the right to develop Ukrainian shale gas fields Yuzivske and Oleske, respectively, informed Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov in his interview with Euronews. The fields are expected to provide Ukraine with up to ten percent of domestically consumed natural gas by 2020. The estimated investment in the fields will amount to at least...

2012-04-20 02:20:56

KYIV, Ukraine, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Upon Gazprom's request Ukraine increased its daily transit capacity of Russian gas to the EU by 17.3 million cubic meters or about 7 percent, reported the Ukrainian state gas pipelines and gas depots operator - Ukrtransgas. The request is associated with temporary repairs at the Russian North Stream gas pipeline. Experts suggest that this is to confirm the importance of Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) for Russia. The...

2011-03-24 04:26:00

KYIV, Ukraine, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minister of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko announced the plans of the national oil & gas giant Naftogaz to offer part of its shares on the international stock market in 2012-2013. By offering Naftogaz on the stock market the ministry plans to attract some 5-6 billion USD. The decision came as a result of a meeting of the Committee on Economic Reforms, headed by the President Viktor Yanukovych. Yuriy Boyko noted that...

2009-05-18 09:26:19

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom and Italian gas company Eni agreed to double the capacity of the proposed South Stream natural gas pipeline. Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller and Eni CEO Paulo Scaroni signed an agreement to raise the capacity to 63 billion cubic meters a year. The Moscow Times reported Monday. Prime Ministers Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi were in attendance, the Times said. The pipeline crossing the Black Sea to Bulgaria is likely to include branches to...

2009-03-10 16:11:33

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said state energy giant Gazprom and the Hungarian Development Bank would sign a natural pipeline deal. The deal was ready for signing, Putin said Tuesday. The project involves construction of a Hungarian section for the South Stream pipeline, designed to carry 31 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year to the Balkans and from there to other European countries. Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Italy and Greece are involved in the deal, RIA Novosti...

2009-01-19 09:42:57

Natural gas deliveries to Europe remained stalled Monday while Russian and Ukrainian officials prepared to sign a contract ending their pricing dispute. Russia Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Yulia Tymoshenko, were to attend a signing ceremony Monday, following intense negotiations in Moscow that lasted until Sunday, RIA Novosti reported. The two leaders spoke on the phone Monday, ITAR-TASS reported. The two sides are expected to sign a direct long-term contract...

2009-01-15 12:55:26

Russian and Ukrainian officials have agreed to meet in Moscow as efforts among European leaders to resolve a natural gas delivery crisis have failed. At least 18 countries have reported natural gas supply disruptions since Russia slowed, then halted deliveries through a trans-Ukrainian pipeline that supplies much of Europe. Shuttle diplomacy efforts have, so far, failed to restore the flow of gas, Euronews.net reported Thursday. Bulgarian and Slovakian leaders flew to Moscow and Kiev,...

2009-01-13 12:35:40

International monitors said natural gas flows from Russia to Europe were insubstantial after Russia declared it had restarted the supply through Ukraine. Monitors said little or no gas was flowing through the pipeline that supplies 80 percent of Russia's natural gas shipments to Europe, The Times of London reported. With monitors in place and agreements signed, the bickering between Russian and Ukraine continued, The Times said. A Naftogaz spokesman said the Ukrainian energy company was...

2009-01-13 06:56:18

Russia's energy giant Gazprom said it began shipping natural gas to Europe Tuesday using a trans-Ukraine pipeline shut down mid-winter by a gas bill dispute. Russia began by shipping 76 million cubic meters of gas, far less than the average daily volume of 300 million cubic meters, The New York Times reported. Russia had shut down deliveries, claiming Ukraine was stealing gas from the pipeline. Previously, Gazprom had reduced deliveries, claiming Ukraine owes $614 million in late fees and...