Party “Our land” calls on the government to dismiss the leadership of “Naftogaz” for the failure of the government program development of gas production and the undermining of energy security of the state, and NABU – to initiate the imprisonment of officials. This was stated today by the MP from the party of Sergei Shakhov, reports a press-service.
According to him, at the level of “Naftogaz” and the Ministry of energy occurs intentional underfunding and gas industry, which blocks the prospects of increasing the production of a strategic fuel.
“As of July, the debt of Naftogaz to the state enterprise “Ukrgazdobycha” has reached 24 billion. This is despite the fact that the plan of production of 20 billion cubic meters of gas per year over the past two years did not budge. The leadership of “Naftogaz” should be dismissed for the failure of the government program development of gas production and the undermining of energy security of the state. I think NABU can “reward” in the amount of not less than 10 years of imprisonment”, – said Sergey Shakhov.
The MP reminded that “Naftogaz” demanded the increase of gas prices for citizens.
“Officials explained this step by the need to invest in gas production. The management of “Naftogaz” prescribing billions of dollars in premiums, buys armored limousines, luxury tablet computers for 41 thousand hryvnia, toys, fitness bracelets. Meanwhile, the drilling rigs are repaired by purchasing parts from their salaries,” – said Sergey Shakhov.
The MP said that the “freezing” of Ukrainian extraction profitable leadership of “Naftogaz” and the gas traders who sell imported fuel in Ukraine.
“Naftogaz” is not lifting a finger and without investing anything, gets cheap Ukrainian gas, which sells at a maximum “market” prices. The gas traders profitable to sell imported to Ukraine imported fuel. So that’s all pluses, except for ordinary Ukrainians and the state, which with the decline of gas production loses energy independence”, – summarized Sergey Shakhov.
Recall that, according to the government programme for the development of gas production, Ukraine needs to increase production of natural gas from 14 billion to 20 billion cubic meters per year. This is the plan until 2020. However, over the past two years, the volume of gas production “Ukrgazvydobuvannya” has not increased. According to the financial report of “Naftogaz” for 2017, the NAC underpaid “Ukrgazvydobuvannia” UAH 21.8 bn.