Ukraine's GTS, UGS promising only when operated within single structure - Demchyshyn
Ukraine's gas transportation system (GTS) and underground gas storage facilities (UGS) have good prospects only if are operated within a single structure, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Volodymyr Demchyshyn has stated.
"GTS is promising only in conjunction with UGS – this is my belief. It is technologically and commercially profitable to keep them within one structure," he said at a round table in the profile parliamentary committee in Kyiv.
Head of Naftogaz Ukrainy Andriy Kobolev, in turn, considers it appropriate to separate these directions of business. At the same time, according to the head of the company, it will be possible to attract foreign partner in the new PJSC Trunk Gas Pipelines of Ukraine, while the problems accumulated previously will be resolved in the framework of Ukrtransgaz, the UGS operator.