Natural Gas Europe
March 16, 2015
By Marina Zvonareva

The future of Ukraine was discussed at the Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kiev. Despite the fact that the Ukrainian energy market is seasawed due to civil war in the east of the country, experts still put high hopes on reforming of the sector. Natural Gas Europe had the pleasure to talk about the current situation in the second largest European country with Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Director, Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and Principal at International Market Analysis.

Ukraine’s tax hike will strangle the domestic oil and gas sector

Natural Gas Europe
March 10, 2015
By Dr. Ariel Cohen

Ukraine is facing existential challenges, and energy security is one of them. The country is dependent on Russia supplying most of its natural gas as well as uranium fuel for its nuclear reactors. Under these very difficult circumstances, a government with a holistic view of its strategic security and energy goals would logically develop a policy aimed at encouraging increased domestic oil and gas production. Unfortunately, Kyiv is doing the opposite.