Ukraine, unfortunately, occupies a leading position in gas reserves, but there are two backup options for its production. This was stated by the founder of “the Opposition platform For life”, people’s Deputy Yuriy Boyko on air of TV channel”112 Ukraine”.
“What’s our reserve as we act? First, in recent years new technologies have appeared that allow you to get gas from the already depleted fields. Here trendsetters are Americans, all of its fields in Texas that were closed in the last century, now opened them and there quietly produce gas with the use of new technologies. This is our big reserve,” he said.
The second provision is the shelf of the Black sea, which today is still insufficiently investigated and that waiting in the wings, because there we have the basic supplies. “And we are able to provide for themselves with gas in full volume, but it should be understood that simultaneously with the increase in gas production, we have to go a program to reduce consumption, replace it with energy that we have in the country in abundance. For example, the same coal or nuclear energy, or transition to electricity”, – said Boyko.
He stressed that all these programs are interrelated, they must work in the complex, and then Ukraine will be energy independent. “Because, if we compare the situation 6-7 years ago, and today, we have today become a critical dependence on imports of energy. If we had been at the average level in the EU, half bought, half made themselves, today we buy more than we produce ourselves. This, of course, the big problem is, but we know how to solve it”, – said the politician.
Earlier Boiko said that Ukraine needs to reduce the cost of energy and lobby for their own products.