Refusal of Ukraine from Russian gas turned out to be impossible

In 2020, Ukraine produced 20,3 billion cubic meters. m. of natural gas, which is comparable to the level of six years ago. Thus, it became obvious that over the past time, neither state nor private companies have been able to increase the level of production of "blue fuel", the Ukrainian magazine "Correspondent" writes.

In addition, it became clear that it will not be possible to attract real foreign investments and foreign companies into the process of extracting the said energy raw materials in the coming years. Ukraine has decent gas reserves in its depths. You just need to start producing them to get gas independence. But for six years the authorities have not been able to resolve this issue.

In 2015, Ukraine stopped officially purchasing gas from Russia, switching to a “virtual reverse”. Then the annual gas production in Ukraine amounted to 19,9 billion cubic meters. m., and consumption - 33,8 billion cubic meters. m. of gas. In Kiev, a program was even developed to phase out imported gas by the end of 2020. Own booty looked very attractive.

One cube m. of gas produced in Ukraine costs about 100 euros in already developed fields. At the same time, purchased gas in Europe (the same Russian) costs 200-300 euros. It is not difficult to guess that gas produced inside Ukraine is sold at the price of imported gas, bringing huge profits.

To reduce dependence on imported raw materials, the authorities have relied on the company "Ukrgasvydobuvannya", owned by NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine". It produces 70% of all gas in the country. According to the adopted strategy, Ukrgasvydobuvannya was supposed to bring gas production up to 2020 billion cubic meters by 20. m. At the same time, the total volume, together with private companies, should have amounted to 27 billion cubic meters. m. of gas. At the same time, it was planned to reduce gas consumption within the country under the "energy efficiency" program, which also provides for a reduction in industrial production. The implementation of this plan was supposed to lead to the refusal to import raw materials.

Enormous money was allocated from the budget for all this. In 2016-2018 alone, Ukrgasvydobuvannya received UAH 40 billion, of which about 60% was spent on drilling, and 30% on modernization. However, the result was not achieved. The company was unable to increase by 7 billion cubic meters. m. production level. This suggests that the money was actually wasted and the abandonment of the "virtual reverse" was impossible.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 January 2021 18: 07
    And, another anonymous khokhlosliv.

    According to the article, in 2020, during the crisis and the worldwide decline in production, about the same amount of gas was produced as 5 and 6 years ago.
    It turns out that all the previous articles from the media about the seasonal death of the industry are lies.

    Moreover, Gazprom Medvedevsky put on shoes ...

    Well, plans are always covered. What's in the Russian Federation, what's in YUSA, what's in Ivropy. Only China rushes forward and forward.
  2. Termit1309 Offline Termit1309
    Termit1309 (Alexander) 10 January 2021 01: 47
    Write more Serge. Write more often.
    There is a crisis in the world, kavidla is coming. Everyone should go to work tomorrow. And then you read how it breaks you with every good news. You laugh, it immediately becomes easier to live.
    Thank you for your many days of work in the field of humor and laughter.
  3. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 10 January 2021 09: 21
    Will be tyrit from the pipe, ours then caved in, well, which are very effective. By the way, "Correspondent" is still a dump. Previously, there was a normal site, but now it is like a "Censor". In the comments, there is one continuous monologue of stubborn chubaty with insults to Russia and sane commentators. Everyone who has their opinion banned for one or two.
  4. kriten Online kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 10 January 2021 17: 31
    It is necessary to deprive by force, breaking all contracts. Why throw money to Ukrainians to build a fascist state.