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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The head of “Naftogaz”, Ukraine started to produce shale gas

In Ukraine last month began shale gas extraction method of fracking, said in an interview with Bloomberg, the Chairman of the Board of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev. This is done in order to weaken the dependence on Russian gas, he said.

Mining is engaged in the enterprise “Ukrgasdobycha”, owned by “Naftogaz”. The first well was drilled in cooperation with European partners. Where it was drilled, KOBOLEV said.

According to the US Department of energy, Ukraine has the fourth largest reserves of shale gas in Europe, they account for 128 trillion cubic meters.

Note that the method of fracking, in which liquid chemical reagents are pumped into the ground for fracturing, has been criticized. His opponents believe that it could cause earthquakes and contaminate drinking water.


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