Weekly news digest November 17-23, 2014

The main topic of new issue of digest is Government’s resolution №596 that obliges almost a hundred of largest industrial companies to buy gas from NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine exclusively. These initiatives has drawn criticism not only from these companies and upstream but also international institutions such as American Chamber of Commerce and IMF, which are trying to bring Ukrainian officials to their senses.

Ukrainian companies
Naftogaz is a black hole in the Ukrainian budget – Soros
Double whammy
Future coalition promises to raise tariffs of Ukrgazvydobuvannya up to reasonable level
Gas production grew up to 1.66 BCM in October
The Ukrainian oil and gas production brought the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources nearly 8 million UAH
Professionals of Ukrainian petroleum business are being certified as to international standards
Foreign companies
JKX reduced average daily production by 15.8% in IV quarter of 2014
Ukraine expects to sign agreement with Chevron on Olesskaya area within a month
Eni will produce oil at the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea
The enterprise of runaway Stavitskiy won by court decision from Ukraine
20 oil and gas areas
The newest in the Eastern Europe service shop to maintain drilling equipment
Wenzel was launched in Poltava (PICTURE STORY)
Nadra of Ukraine is searching for investors for three oil and gas areas
Politics and world
Poland expects to reach the commercial production of shale gas by 2020
Whether the Head of Naftogaz will become new Energy Minister