The Government of Ukraine considers both European and U.S. gas companies, which could manage the Ukrainian gas transportation system, and will be grateful for the U.S. assistance in finding those applicants who can guarantee Ukraine maximum loading of the gas pipe. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion in the course of the meeting with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Sue Saarnio.
According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers is currently monitoring potential international partners to control the Ukrainian gas transportation system. "On the basis of the said analysis the Government will set out the conditions under which the selection of an international partner for the joint management of the Ukrainian GTS will be announced," Volodymyr Kistion stressed.
In turn, Acting Assistant Secretary of State commended significant progress in implementing energy reforms and stressed that Ukraine is a reliable partner of the United States in the field of energy security.
The sides agreed to cooperate also in the implementation of the law on the electricity market. "Energy reform is one of the most comprehensive reforms that are on the Government’s agenda. Therefore, we will highly appreciate the U.S. best practices in this issue", underscored the Vice Prime Minister.