The company Proton Energy Group associated with Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the movement “Ukrainian choice“, the godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has a monopoly position on the market of liquefied gas in Ukraine because of the actions of the SBU. This was during the briefing said the MP from the bloc of Petro Poroshenko Sergey Leshchenko. Video of the speech he posted on his page in Facebook.
Proton Energy Group, according to people’s Deputy, Ukraine imports about 40% of liquefied gas. Leshchenko argues that to increase the volume of imports the company has managed thanks to the “cleansing of the market the hands of the SBU at the end of last – beginning of this year.“ In addition, the company received the “exclusive terms” in Russia: “Rosneft” has given only her the right to export liquefied natural gas to Ukraine“.
According to Leshchenko, because of the “system of offensive intelligence” in late 2016 – early 2017 LNG market “I stopped for 3.5 months“, which “the company lost working capital, the markets, the money to support their positions in the courts.“ As a result, this has led to “a redistribution in the interests of one player.“
Leshchenko suggested that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko “knew about the situation on the market of liquefied gas.“ He also believes that lower prices for liquefied natural gas to pre-crisis levels is not expected.
Since mid-August at filling stations in Ukraine has become more expensive gas. According to the portal OilNews, from the 18th to the 21st of August, the price of autogas in large networks of stations in Kiev has grown on the average on 1,5 UAH per liter – up to 14.99 UAH. Publication “LigaBusinessInform” wrote that over a month at the Ukrainian gas stations the average price of petrol rose by 37% and continue to grow.
On 28 August, the average price of car gas in Ukraine increased to 15.98 UAH per liter.
The Minister of economic development and trade Stepan Kubiv has instructed relevant ministries and agencies to conduct an audit due to the cost of liquefied gas at filling stations of Ukraine.
August 28, in Proton Energy Group declared a “customized media campaign” against her. The press service of the company assured that the Proton Energy Group supplies gas to Ukraine at a “most competitive prices“.
Leshchenko said that Medvedchuk, the company has gained control of the liquefied gas market of Ukraine because of the actions of the SBU 29.08.2017