Groisman assures reaching of energy independence will help arranging gas market pricing policy
06.09.2017 12:48 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of today, while speaking within Cabinet meeting, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman has said the policy pursued by the Government to boost the Ukrainian domestic gas production will allow this year to grow extraction by 600700 million cubic meters, and within 2020 to achieve absolute energy independence of Ukraine and to change pricing policy within the fuel market towards its value lessening, Government Portal reports.
«Last year I announced a course to replace imported gas with that of Ukrainian production. We set the task to SE Ukrgazvydobuvannya to boost production. We managed to halt the decline in extraction, and switched to increased production volumes,» Groisman said.
«When we become a state that can fully supply its demands with domestic gas, and it is expected within 2020, we will move on to a different model of formation of gas prices. And it will be cheaper than to import not for a month or two, but once for all,» he added.