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Weekly analytical report: February 18 – February 24 2019

28.02.2019

Weekly analytical report: February 18 – February 24 2019 In this issue: – Amid the uncertainty as regards the future transit of Russian gas, the domestic gas market remains ridden with…

Weekly analytical report: February 18 – February 24 2019

Granting rights for subsoil use: changes for better regulation in oil&gas sector

27.02.2019

Granting rights for subsoil use: changes for better regulation in oil&gas sector This note analyzes the regulations and procedures for granting the rights to use subsoil in Ukraine, Romania and…

Granting rights for subsoil use: changes for better regulation in oil&gas sector

Weekly analytical report: February 11 – February 17 2019

20.02.2019

Weekly analytical report: February 11 – February 17 2019 In this issue: – Delaying the talks regarding a new transit contract via Ukraine, Russia can repeat the crisis of gas supply…

Weekly analytical report: February 11 – February 17 2019

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Weekly analytical report: February 4 – February 10 2019

13.02.2019

Weekly analytical report: February 4 – February 10 2019 In this issue: – The compromise version of amendments to the Gas Directive does not take the threats posed by construction of…

Weekly analytical report: February 4 – February 10 2019

Number of the week (30.01.19)

30.01.2019

Number of the week (30.01.19) Our traditional Number of the week. The rubric is in the framework of the USAID project “Transparent Energy”. Number of the week (30.01.19) Download file 36,87K

Number of the week (30.01.19)

Weekly analytical report: January 21 – January 27 2019

29.01.2019

Weekly analytical report: January 21 – January 27 2019 In this issue: – Reform of the electricity market provides incentives to more and more new players, – Further liberalization of the retail…

Weekly analytical report: January 21 – January 27 2019

Weekly analytical report: January 14 – January 20 2019

23.01.2019

Weekly analytical report: January 14 – January 20 2019 In this issue: – The Ukrainian party is skeptical about the expected results of negotiations on gastransit, – After a long period of…

Weekly analytical report: January 14 – January 20 2019

Number of the week (21.01.19)

22.01.2019

Number of the week (21.01.19) Our traditional Number of the week. The rubric is in the framework of the USAID project “Transparent Energy”. Number of the week (21.01.19) Download file 35,89K

Number of the week (21.01.19)

Number of the week (14.01.19)

15.01.2019

Number of the week (14.01.19) Our traditional Number of the week. The rubric is in the framework of the USAID project “Transparent Energy”. Number of the week (14.01.19) Download file 39,47K

Number of the week (14.01.19)

Weekly analytical report: January 1 – January 13 2019

14.01.2018

Weekly analytical report: January 1 – January 13 2019 In this issue: – While the unbundling process is still underway, Naftogaz uses litigation in transitcase as a leverage in trilateral talks,…

Weekly analytical report: January 1 – January 13 2019

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Olha Polunina

Olha Polunina

Manager for Sustainable Development

Disclosure of resource extraction contracts is important for Ukraine’s compliance with international environmental conventions

Ukraine has time until July 2022 to submit a plan of action, including a time schedule, and until October 2023 to provide a detailed progress report.

Yuliia Oharenko

Yuliia Oharenko

expert of the DiXi Group project “Promoting Ukraine's Participation in the European Green Deal in the fields of energy and environment”

Ukraine Follows a Fossil Fuel Recovery Pathway

Despite multiple political statements supporting the European Green Deal and announced plans for the development of a joint with the EU Roadmap, Ukraine is moving in an opposite direction. These are the results of Energy Policy Tracker

The “Augean stables” of the extractive sector: is there any progress?

The practice of procuring special extraction permits and then sitting idle on them for decades is unacceptable from the viewpoint of Ukraine’s energy independence and national security, raising budget revenues and the country’s investment attractiveness.

Olha Polunina

Olha Polunina

Manager for Sustainable Development at DiXi Group

Ukraine improves its ranking under the EITI Standard

The EITI Board acknowledged Ukraine’s efforts concerning disclosure of beneficial ownership information, creation of an online EITI reporting portal, and the launch of EITI implementation monitoring and assessment at national level.

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

Energy Transparency Index 2020: International Dimension

In 2020, we present the results of the first such research for the three Eastern Partnership countries – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

International Energy Transparency Index 2020: sector openness test – positive or negative?

Transparency is one of the key prerequisites for effective economic and market development, open competition, fair pricing, and formulation of balanced policy and regulation. Better information openness is also a safeguard against corruption.

Anastasia Synytsia

Anastasia Synytsia

DiXi Group Junior Analyst

Nord Stream 2 and sanctions: what to expect?

Political consensus is a shaky phenomenon, but beginning from December of last year the matter of sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline project became an exemplary implementation of bipartisan and bicameral consensus in the United States. So, what does the sanction “package” consist of now and what does it mean for Nord Stream 2?

Daryna Kulaha

Daryna Kulaha

DiXi Group Junior Analyst

The Decarbonization Fund may become a powerful instrument, but all depends on the revenue

Overall, the Energy Ministry’s proposal is essentially a step in the right direction, because it actually has the purpose of spending the greenhouse gas emission charge specifically on reducing emissions of those very greenhouse gases, thus performing a stimulating role in the transition to the “green” economy.

Olha Polunina, Rimma Kushtym

Olha Polunina, Rimma Kushtym

DiXi Group Manager for Sustainable Development, DiXi Group consultant

Would the parliament block reform of industrial pollution control?

The government draft law states that the BATM conclusions approval procedure is set by the Cabinet of Ministers. The alternative draft law proposes to define the BATM conclusions approval procedure in a separate law of Ukraine...

Roman Nitsovych, Serhii Yevtushok

Roman Nitsovych, Serhii Yevtushok

DiXi Group Research Director, DiXi Group External Analyst

Reform of the Coal Industry is Once Again on the Path of Subsidizing

There is a clear tendency to reduce the volume of production, increase the cost of extracted coal, which in turn leads to unprofitable state-owned mines, which accumulate debts for years...

Daryna Kulaha

Daryna Kulaha

Junior analyst DiXi Group

The government’s intentions to postpone EU environmental requirements are unlikely to receive the foreign partners’ support

The Ministry of Energy has recently resumed work on the implementation of the National Emissions Reduction Plan for Large Combustion Plants (the NERP), but soon proposed to postpone its implementation.

Olha Polunina

Olha Polunina

Sustainable Development Manager

Approved reporting forms are a step towards greater transparency in production

The government has finally approved reporting forms for extractive companies developed, inter alia, with the participation of DiXi Group experts.

Daryna Kulaha

Daryna Kulaha

Junior analyst DiXi Group

No effective solutions on debts to “green” generation have been proposed yet

The government has actually held the Regulator and the transmission system operator fully responsible for resolving the situation

Olena Pavlenko

Olena Pavlenko

DiXi Group President

Halting Nord Stream 2 must become a part of the EU’s “single voice”

The tragic poisoning of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny changed the stance of the German political elite. The insistence on purely German interests has weakened, and today, Germany is more open to forming a common European stance as far as interaction and communication with Russia are concerned.

Roman Nitsovych

Roman Nitsovych

DiXi Group Research Director

What the new law on “green” energy “fell short” of

It seemed that the long-running “serial” of political discussions between the government and investors in renewable energy has ended. But in fact, the new law may not solve the problem after all, as there are at least five reasons for that.

Roman Nitsovych, Research Director, DiXi Group

Roman Nitsovych, Research Director, DiXi Group

Darina Kulaga, expert consultant

Only an increase in the transmission tariff will not solve the crisis in the electricity market

The tariff increase will not affect electricity prices for household and small non-household consumers, but will be felt for industry and other consumer groups. The main purpose of this step is to ensure stable revenues for timely payments to producers of electricity from renewable sources.

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

The current electricity market is not yet the model we are striving for

The current market, with many regulatory price caps, unbalanced RES support policy, non-market prices for the population and an existing mechanism of assignment of special obligations (ASO), is not like the model being built in the EU.

On the way to the gas market. What changes the regulator’s decision and what needs to be done?

National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) adopted the decision simplifying the procedure for changing the gas supplier for household consumers

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

04 ЧЕРВНЯ 2020

Ukrainian model of Public Service Obligations significantly distorts the electricity market

Since electricity prices are the same for the entire population throughout Ukraine, the current PSO model protects not only economically vulnerable but also wealthy consumers, which seems economically unjustified. Moreover, prices for households have not changed since March 1, 2017.

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

01 ЧЕРВНЯ 2020

Lack of prerequisites for unbundling of electricity bills

However, current tariff, even its upper rate, does not reflect real costs incurred for the production, procurement and supply of electricity to households, since the country uses hidden cross-subsidization of the population through the mechanism of Public Service Obligations (PSO).

Roman Nitsovych, DiXi Group Research Director

Roman Nitsovych, DiXi Group Research Director

Anastasiia Synytsia, Analytical Department Trainee

26 ТРАВНЯ 2020

European Green Deal and Ukrainian energy: quo vadis?

During the operation of the united Ministry of Energy, it was not possible to synchronize the climate and energy directions. For more than 6 months the government and key participants of the renewable energy market have been unable to agree on a solution to the industry’s problems.

Roman Nitsovych

Roman Nitsovych

DiXi Group Research Director

18 MAY 2020

Decision concerning Nord Stream 2: the final victory still needs to be fought for

The decision of German regulatory authority, BNetzA, concerning the legal framework in which Nord Stream 2 can operate represents an interim victory of Ukraine.

Andrii Ursta

Andrii Ursta

trainee at DiXi Group Analytics Section

15 APRIL 2020

How steady is the trend of declining fuel prices?

Pricing in Ukraine’s retail market for petroleum products draws close attention from both consumers and public authorities. Telling facts in this sense are meetings of the President with representatives of filling station chains or the AMCU’s in-depth analysis of actions of petroleum products market participants, which the agency started in January of this year.

Roman Nitsovych

Roman Nitsovych

Research Director

13 КВІТНЯ 2020

Oil producers unite before the danger of “execution”

If implemented, the preliminary agreement of OPEC+ countries will allow to somewhat stabilize oil prices in the nearest few months, but it remains to be seen whether it will restore the balance of demand and supply in the market.

Olha Polunina

Olha Polunina

Manager for Sustainable Development

10 APRIL 2020

EIA: a problem or an indispensable element of sustainable development?

Back in 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the Environmental Impact Assessment Law. From the very beginning, the implementation of this legislative act has bumped into obstacles: the law was vetoed after an appeal by the Association of Pig Breeders of Ukraine, whose representatives believed that it would bring their industry to a standstill.

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

09 APRIL 2020

Coronavirus and systemic imbalances of the electricity market

Today’s crisis in the electricity market is not just a concurrence of circumstances caused by a seasonal factor and by quarantine restrictions. These factors vividly illustrated, and stretched almost to its limits, the vulnerability of the system in which Ukraine’s electricity market functions in its present form.

Roman Nitsovych

Roman Nitsovych

Research Director

08 APRIL 2020

A “perfect storm” in the oil market

Today’s situation in the global oil market is a “perfect storm” for oil producing countries, but for countries importing petroleum products, it presents an opportunity to stock oil on the cheap.

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