Kyiv offered to the European Commission to hold the meetings concerning the possibility to use the natural gas transmission system of Ukraine to provide the European energy security. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed this at the 19th Ukraine-EU Summit. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
‘We assigned to work out the possibility to organize the powerful investment conference towards Ukraine in Brussels in the beginning of 2018. We have the dynamic development in the strengthening of the energy front. The EU confirmed the principal readiness to support the funds of the energy efficiency of Ukraine and we approved the proper decree and I am going to sign it in the near time’, the President said.
‘Also, there are the intentions of the European gas transmission operators of the joint upgrading and exploitation of the Ukrainian natural gas transmission system and storages. We also offered to organize the powerful investment conference towards the perspectives of the using of the Ukrainian gas transmission systems in Brussels in the beginning of 2018 under the name ‘Potential capabilities of the gas transmission system of Ukraine for the energy security of Europe’, Poroshenko added.
Naftogaz of Ukraine and Ukrtransgaz signed the memorandum of the mutual understanding concerning the joint estimation of the possibility of the cooperation in the use and development of the gas transmission system of Ukraine with Italian company Snam S. pA and Slovak Eustream a.s.