Ukraine eyes gas exports from 2020

Ukraine will be able to export gas to Europe from 2020 thanks to an increase in production and energy efficiency, Naftogaz says
By Silvia Favasuli 11 May 2017
A gas metering station on the Ukrainian border. The country is aiming to export gas to western Europe. (Gazprom)

Ukraine is planning to boost its gas production and curb domestic demand in the hope of becoming an exporter of the fuel from 2020, an executive at state-owned oil and gas player Naftogaz Ukrainy has said.

"We managed to get rid of our dependence on Russian gas supplies [and] we do believe in the near future – our plan is from 2020 – [that] Ukraine will be exporting gas, not importing gas," Yuriy Vitrenko, the company’s chief commercial officer, told delegates at the

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