Ukraine Is Second in Europe by Its Natural Gas Reserves after the Netherlands

February 21, 2018

In the past few years, Ukraine has reduced its gas consumption almost twice – to 28 bln. cu. m, having become the world leader in reducing energy consumption. At the same time, this reduction was mainly due to a drop of the GDP, not implementation of energy efficiency measures.

Also, Ukraine currently has second largest natural gas reserves in Europe after the Netherlands. These reserves contain almost 600 bln. cu. m. Undiscovered resources are estimated at approximately 3 trillion cu. m.

Director of Energy Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Volodymyr OMELCHENKO


Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv.

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992).

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy.


1992–1996, worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry;

1997–1998 — head expert of the division of oil, gas and petroleum refining industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine;

1998–2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in charge of oil transportation section;

2004–2007 — chief consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC;

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director since 2013.

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