Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Ukraine, oil, natural gas, coalbed methane, energy
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.
Denisenko, V. (2010). Solution to the Ukrainian Gas Crises and Achievement of Energy Efficiency of Ukraine through the Development of Coalbed Methane (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/479