Chornomornaftogaz accuses Russia of stealing billions of cubic meters of Ukrainian gas every year

Ukrainian company Chornomornaftogaz has claimed that Russia extracts two billion cubic meters of gas from the Black Sea shelf every year. This was reported by BBC-Ukraine.

“Russian company State Unitary Enterprise Chernomorneftegaz, which was included in all of the sanctions lists, is extracting gas in the Crimea,” the chairman of Chornomornaftogaz, Svetlana Nezhnov, stated.

According to her, Russia appropriated Ukrainian assets in the Crimea after its 2014 annexation. The extracted gas is now being supplied to the peninsula.

It was previously reported that on the 20th of October 2014, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine included information about unlawful misappropriation of Chornomornaftogaz’s property in the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations. This is seen as a criminal offense under Part 3 article 206-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Information about the illegal extraction of natural gas by officials of Chornomornaftogaz was also included. This is classified as a criminal offense under Part 2 article 240 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In 2014, Chornomornaftogaz planned to extract 2.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 58.5 thousand tons of gas condensate and 7.2 thousand tons of oil.

  Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Gas