Ukraine Claims to Possess World's Biggest Shale Gas Deposits

By Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Sunday, November 28, 2010

KYIV, November 29, 2010 - The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of
Ukraineplans to attract international investors to analyze and develop
Ukrainian shale gas deposits. The Ministry, together with the National Joint
Stock Company (NAK) "Nadra of Ukraine",made this announcement at the "World
Shale Gas - 2010" exhibition and conference, wichtook placein Dallas-Fort
Worth, Texas
, USA.

The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of
UkraineMykolaZlochevsky, and the Chairman of NAK "Nadra of Ukraine" Eduard
Stavytskyi, jointly participated in the conference. Their visit to the United
States of America
is aimed at learning about new technological processes,
possible problems and risks while yielding gas supplies. In addition, the
Ukrainian representatives were looking into the potential partnership for the
developmentof the deposits.

NAK "Nadra of Ukraine" stated that the territory of Ukraine enjoys the
biggest shale gas supply in the world, according to the press center of the
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. However, the exact quantity of
the substance was not specified.

Earlier, on 9 November 2010, Canadian East West Petroleum Cooperation
(EWP) and KuwaitEnergyCompanyverified their readiness to yield shale gas in
Ukraine, as stated in Toronto stock exchange announcement. Prior to that, in
June, a Polish company Kulczyk Oil completed the purchase of 70% of the
Ukrainian gas-extracting company KUB-gas.This proves the ever-growing
international interest towards Ukraine's natural resources.

Shalegasisnaturalgasproducedfromshale. In recent years,the development of
the substance drastically changed the situation at the world gas market.
Currently, shale gas makesup for nearly 20% of the US energy market. The Wood
Mackenzie's latest corporate analysis highlights that the upstream M&A
expenditure in US shale gas totaled US$21 billion during the first half of

ExxonMobil and Shell have already obtained licenses for developing shale
gas deposits in Sweden, Poland, Germany, and France.It has been claimed
byWoodMackenzie that Poland might possess 1360 billion of cubic meters of the
substance. In case this prediction proves true, it will seriously change the
European energy market. Impressed by the recent developments on the issue,
the President of BelorusAleksandrLukashenko expressed a desire to search for
shale supplies treasured under Belorussian soil as well.

For more information, please contact Natalya Shulevskaya +380633776645, news at, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine

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