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.

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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