Representatives of world's leading mining companies supported Ukraine's intention to resume control over Chornomornaftogaz

At the 95th meeting of the International Organizing Committee of the World Mining Congress, representatives of Naftogaz of Ukraine initiated ...



At the 95th meeting of the International Organizing Committee of the World Mining Congress, representatives of Naftogaz of Ukraine initiated discussion on ways to settle the issue of property rights to natural resources in Russian-occupied Crimea.

In particular, Naftogaz of Ukraine stated that as a result of Crimea's occupation, Ukraine lost 15 oil and gas fields, three promising oil and gas deposits, Glebovskoe underground storage facility, over 1,200 kilometers of main gas pipelines, 43 gas distribution stations, 29 watercrafts, four floating drilling rigs, two of which are modern high-technology units — Petro Hodovanets and Nezalezhnist – as well as many other production facilities.

Ukraine also lost an opportunity to explore deposits with about 50 billion cubic meters of gas, 3.5 million tons of oil and 1 million tons of gas condensate. As a result of Russian occupation, works on further exploration and commissioning of potentially productive deposits with the total resources of 260 billion cubic meters of gas and 160 million tons of oil were suspended.

Representatives of Naftogaz of Ukraine addressed the International Organizing Committee requesting support for lawful demands on restoration of control over the Chornomornaftogaz enterprise. Ukraine also suggested condemnation of the illegal actions of Russia, in particular, the extraction of oil and gas from the Crimean deposits and from the deposits located within the Ukrainian seas economic zone.

Ukraine's stance was supported by representatives of the National Organizing Committee of the United States, who insisted on putting the issue to the minutes of the session. In the course of informal communication, representatives of world's leading mining companies expressed comprehensive understanding and support to Ukraine.

Background information: the World Mining Congress — is an international non-government organization uniting specialists and scientists from different countries working in the field of development of deposits of solid minerals. The Congress has been held since 1958 once in three years. Over the whole history of its existence, the number of states participating in the Congress has risen from 10 to 49, and is still growing.

Ukraine is elaborating a court appeal on recovery of losses from occupation of Crimea by Russia.



Public Relations Department
National Joint-Stock Company «Naftogaz of Ukraine»



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