He stated this following the first sitting of the working group, which the Cabinet of Ministers authorized to hold preliminary consultations with international operators of main gas transmission systems.
“We have held the first sitting of the working group, which the government of Ukraine authorized to hold preliminary consultations with international operators of main gas transmission systems interested to participate in the management of the Ukrainian gas transmission system. Belgium, France, Holland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Romania, Greece and Germany have shown interest in the joint management of the national gas transmission system,” he said.
According to Kistion, the first interview with the companies will be held on February 21-22.
“First interviews will be held on February 21-22. These are seven companies, two of which represent well known gas consortia in Europe. In the meantime, till March 1, 2018, the Energy and Coal Ministry is open for proposals from other companies, which, for some reasons, have failed to submit them by February 1," said Volodymyr Kistion.
He also added that following the talks, the working group will draft proposals and submit them for consideration by the Government and the Verkhovna Rada so that to conduct transparent search of a reliable international partner for the main gas transmission systems of Ukraine.