They can replace up to 15% of Russian gas: Omelchenko named the alternative regions

One of the important issues for Ukraine today is the search for alternative regions that can supply natural gas. We are talking, in particular, about the United States, as well as the countries of Africa and the Middle East.

It is noted that the key suppliers are Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia – traditional sources of gas supplies for Italy. In addition, there are large reserves of natural gas in Israel. Volodymyr Omelchenko, director of the Razumkov Centre’s Energy Programmes, spoke with Channel 24 on these issues.

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 of Energy Programmes since 2013

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