Groisman: Government to pursue policy towards energy independence, energy sector demonopolization
20.09.2017 14:39 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
While speaking within the today Cabinet meeting, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman has said the Cabinet, within in the framework of its commitment to follow a policy towards the country energy independence, advocates the prompt and complete demonopolization of the energy sector and finalizing of the unbundling process of the State energy holding Naftogaz Ukrainy, namely the separation of the company gas transmission and storage (injection, withdrawal) activities in compliance with requirements of the Third Energy Package, Government Portal reports.
«Our objective, and I guarantee that reform process will prolong and intensify, is to transform Naftogaz into an advanced and strong company following good corporate governance principles. We need to abandon the situation when the Naftogaz is the only monopoly gas operator in Ukraine,» he urged.
As to the report, Groisman emphasized that currently the formation of the Naftogaz Supervisory Board members is underway together with partners aimed to attract qualified specialists to continue the reform and market demonopolization process.
«Monopolies always try to use their position to unreasonably raise prices. I assure you this will never happen,» he said.