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Ahead of the upcoming Ukraine Gas Investment Congress taking place in Kyiv from 20-22 October, read our exclusive interview with Yuriy Vitrenko, CEO of Naftogaz and find out more about opportunities to partner in Ukraine’s upcoming gas projects.

Ukraine Gas Investment Congress: In your new role as CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, what are your immediate main priorities for the company in the coming 6 months?

Yuriy Vitrenko: In the coming 6 months, our main priority is to ensure uninterruptable gas supplies or basically security of supply during the upcoming heating season. And it’s a challenge, especially given that we don’t know what will happen to Nord Stream 2. We see some other challenges in the electricity sector too. So, the security of supply is our first priority.

The second priority would be to ensure that the corporate governance reform is back on track. We have an open, competitive procedure to select the new supervisory board of Naftogaz. It’s essential to gain the trust of all the stakeholders, including Ukrainian people. And then finally, we will bring the operations back on track in terms of increasing efficiency, for example, in gas production because unfortunately due to the last couple of years, we can see decreasing gas production.

It’s the opposite of the national agenda because we believe that Ukraine has a potential that needs to be realised. That’s why we are, on the one hand attracting foreign investors and international companies to come to Ukraine and to invest in gas production jointly with us, or on their own. Of course, as Naftogaz, we are here to support the development of the upstream sector of Ukraine.  

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CoNGRESS speakers include:
German Galushchenko
Minister of Energy
Roman Abramovskyy
Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
Virgil Daniel Popescu
Minister of Energy
Yuriy Vitrenko
Chief Executive Officer
Naftogaz of Ukraine
Dr Janez Kopač
Energy Community
Otto Waterlander
Chief Operating Officer
Naftogaz of Ukraine
Matteo Patrone
Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

David Martinon
Chief Executive Officer
Expert Petroleum


Hasan Demirhan
Vice President Banking
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)

Roman Opimakh
State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources
Charles Cormier
Regional Director for Infrastructure Europe and Central Asia
World Bank
Vitaliy Radchenko
Partner, Energy & Projects
CMS Cameron McKenna
Nabarro Olswang

The Ukraine Gas Investment Congress, hosted by Naftogaz, offers unparalleled opportunity to drive connectivity and partnership opportunities for investors, technology innovators and international energy companies to accelerate the development and modernisation of the country’s gas assets and rich reserves.

Join us in Kyiv this October and network face-to-face with policy makers, energy industry leaders, investors and technology innovators to discuss future strategies, forge new partnerships and identify growth opportunities to fast-track the development of Ukraine’s natural gas sector in line with the Energy Strategy of Ukraine 2035.
Book your delegate place today.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Congress from 20-22 October 2021.


The Ukraine Gas Investment Congress Team

+971 50 2115334


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