APU confirmed its intention to abandon the Chevron shale gas in Ukraine

However, the administration official letter yet received.
Presidential Administration officially confirmed information that the US company Chevron wants to unilaterally abandon the project for the development of shale gas in Olesky area. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valery Chaly during a briefing on “Important aspects of foreign policy of the president.”

“Today, many projects that were signed before they really got a pretty difficult situation. Including the Donbas problems that are very difficult to overcome in a short period. These signals are. We even considered this issue today. I think will have the work done in order to maintain and maximize investment projects and infrastructure in the energy sector … Basically, the signals we know we are working on it “- said Chaly.

When asked whether they informed that out of the project, Chaly said: “These are signals to us, but at what point … you want me to say that we received a letter? I did not get a letter. And the information that they plan to make a decision – is “.

As you know, last year Ukraine has signed an agreement with Chevron for shale gas in Olesko field . Under the agreement, the company has invested 350 million dollars in exploration of shale gas in the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

Recall that the intention to extract shale gas in the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions were local residents and geologists, holding rallies in cities. Deputies of the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regional councils do not coordinate draft agreement on production sharing (PSA) with Chevron on development located in these areas Olesky area. Because of this, Chevron began conducting in these areas of public hearings on the issue of shale gas

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