Defense Date

5-27-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Kent Moors

Committee Member

Joseph Yenerall

Keywords

Ukraine, oil, natural gas, coalbed methane, energy

Abstract

Historically, Ukraine has been a net energy importer, needing oil and natural gas for the effective functioning of its industries and satisfaction of domestic needs. Ukraine's independence immediately followed the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, resulting in its ultimate dependency on oil and natural gas imports from Russia. During the last few years, the parties had undergone a number of disagreements that led to the disruption of natural gas supply to Ukraine, and political instability within the country. The necessity to redevelop Ukraine's domestic energy industry and adjust it to an available domestic natural gas source became vitally important for the national government. The present project provides a summary of the Ukrainian energy policy dynamics from 2006-present time. It specifies current energy trends, renewable energy sources, alternatives, and provides recommendations for the Ukrainian government on how to integrate successful international experiences into the development of coalbed methane in the local environment.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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