Opening 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.
Business 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.
Information and analytical website “Ukrainian Energy UA-Energy.org” is unique platform to inform
Website of the coalition which unites experts from leading think tanks and NGOs in the field of energy and environment
National website of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Ukraine
Independent platform for public dialogue on the issues of unconventional gas exploration and production
Open, online discussion platform which provides an opportunity for everyone to offer a constructive, realistic strategy