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Opening access to geodata: Are we on the verge of an Open Data revolution in extractive industries?

14 November 2017Opening access to geodata as well as simplifying the process of obtaining permits may significantly improve the business climate in Ukraine. It will be much easier for potential investors to objectively evaluate attractiveness of staring an extractive business in Ukraine and its possible scale, otherwise they will choose countries with more advantageous and simpler working environment.

Win-win. How the government, business and local communities can benefit from extractive contract disclosure

03 November 2017Business of extractive companies is associated with high risk due to both the complex nature of the extraction as a production process and the bureaucracy. According to the estimations provided by the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine, bringing new deposits into commercial production requires approximately 40 permits to be issued by 16 different authorities.

Denys Nazarenko

Who "Voted Down" the Law on Extractive Industries Transparency

09 March 2017Last week, a probable sale of a stake of Devon to a Russian businessman Pavel Fux and non-renewal of two special permits for subsoil use of Evraz Sukha Balka were revealed. These companies are among those who ignored the submission of information under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), including information involving the disclosure of final beneficial owners.

Mariia Melnyk

‘OPAL’ of Discord. Why the EU supports Gazprom’s anti-Ukrainian plans?

10 November 2016The recent decision of the European Commission allowing Gazprom to use more capacity of the German OPAL pipeline has created a swirl in media. Due to this decision, Russia will be able to supply more gas through the Nord Streampipeline and less through the Ukrainian gas transmission system.

Mariia Melnyk

Sustainable Legal Framework to Regulate Transparency in Extractive Industries as a Basis for Establishing a Dialogue and Raising Investments

08 August 2016The “offshore” scandal, the notorious investigation of Onyshchenko case and the recent decision on the investor in Yuzivska field much increased the importance of ensuring transparency in the extractive business.

Mariia Melnyk
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Number of the week (15.01.18)

15 January 2018 року

Our traditional Number of the week. The rubric is in the framework of the USAID project "Transparent Energy". READ MORE

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