Groysman promised to reduce the rent, the company gave the gas: oil and gas overview for the week

Volodymyr Groysman announced plans for the introduction in 2018 of a single annuity at 12%. This position of the government, of course, is encouraging and allows you to be more confident about plans to increase production volumes by 2020. However, the producers believe that lower rents could be in the current year. Recall that from next year, will come into force a law on decentralization of rents, under which 5% of the payments will come from the budgets of the communities.

Continuing the theme of enhanced gas production: PJSC “Ukrgasdobycha” reported receiving inflow from an exploration well in the Kharkiv region. Daily production was 150 thousand cubic meters of gas. At the same time, the growth of reserves in the well is 200 million cubic meters. m. the company plans to drill 100 new wells by the end of 2017.

One of the tenders for the drilling of the company accepted the proposal of the Croatian Crosco Integrated Drilling&Well Service. Under the terms of the winning company is allowed to drill 6 wells in the Poltava and Kharkiv regions. In this case, the drilling of subsequent wells will only be possible after successful completion of work on the first two objects. The total cost of services specified lot made 23,418 million euros.

“Association of gas market”, published on his page in Facebook response to the appeal of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” to the government on the elimination of regional gas companies. In the published document, cast doubt on the capabilities of Naftogaz to take over the functions of the subscriber account. In addition, it intends to apply to the Energy Community Secretariat with a request for compliance statement the NAC to European legislation.

Installed NKREKU rates has caused a wide resonance. Now taken the decision to cancel the so-called “license fee” for the gas for the discussions. According to Victoria Voytsitskoy, Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on fuel and energy complex, nuclear policy and nuclear safety, the establishment of tariffs for the population for the use of the GDS should be preceded by a sequential algorithm. First of all, must be defined by the “share the pipe”, which is owned by the state and returned to the state the part that is owned by the regional gas companies. The next stage — the creation of full-fledged gas market, where consumers will be able to choose a supplier that will eliminate the monopoly of the gas companies. And only after that, in his opinion, we can speak about the formation of tariffs.

A comprehensive reform of Ukraine’s GTS includes the selection of an independent operator. This week “Naftogaz” and “Ukrtransgaz” signed a Memorandum with the Italian Snam and the Slovak Eustream on the evaluation of possibilities of cooperation in the development of Ukraine’s GTS. According to the Director of business development of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko, such cooperation will make the Ukrainian GTS more attractive to European consumers by reducing the cost of transportation and storage facilities of gas, depending on rates, but will also affect the formation of the transparent Ukrainian gas market.

The preservation of the Ukrainian GTS as a reliable Transporter of gas for European consumers is still relevant. Recently Mikhail Korchemkin, an analyst with the oil and gas market, announced in his blog about a stop from may 1 German UGS Rough. According to him, planned to buy and store summer gas volumes will be required to pump in the winter. In the case that it will be Russian gas — the additional load will have on the transit network in Ukraine.

This week Yulia Kovaliv announced his withdrawal from the Supervisory Board of “Naftogaz”. We will remind that earlier of their intentions to terminate the powers of the said and other members of the Supervisory Board, including the independent foreign representatives. The reason for this was as the complexity of reforming the company and certain requirements that are a consequence of the necessity of filling in the electronic Declaration. Among them is a requirement to transfer belonging to them shares of the Ukrainian entity and a Ukrainian identification code.

Among news of private companies it is worth noting the message Poltava petroleum company on applying for e-auction of the Ukrainian energy exchange, 13 million cubic meters of gas. The declared cost of thousands of cubic meters — 6500 UAH. and delivery time is may 2017.

Chief operating officer of Cub Energy appointed Kerry Kendrick. He previously worked in a similar position in a Russian company Urals Energy and Occidental. his predecessor cliff West now occupy the position of Cub Energy consultant.

Inna KucheraNGOs, expert oil and gas market