the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" of December 13 has filed a lawsuit on the government of Ukraine with the requirement to reconsider results of competition the agreement on production section (PSA) on developing oil and gas Varvinsky square (Chernihiv region), the winner of which was determined Ukrainian Energy LLC (USA). About it announced the publication Time, citing its own sources.
According to Time, "Naftogaz" believe that the Ukrainian government illegally issued oil and gas fields of the American company, which is associated with former energy Minister Rick Perry has business connection with Michael Bleyzer, Sigma Bleyzer the owner, which was the investment Advisor of Aspect Holdings LLC, the founder of Ukrainian Energy LLC.
Also, the publication, citing sources said that Perry, in may this year gave the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the list of persons who could be in Ukraine consultants in the energy sector. Among the specialists who were recommended by Perry, was the blazer.
however, as stated by blazer Time, Ukrainian Energy received the right to develop Varvinsky square honestly. According to him, nobody exerted any political pressure on the Ukrainian government, and the decision was taken after consultations with external experts from the United States.
Recall that in July this year the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has determined the winners of the PSA tenders on 9 sites, in particular the winner of competition to conclude a PSA for the development of Varvinsky area defined Ukrainian Energy LLC.
Ukrainian Energy LLC (Texas, USA) was founded with the goal of entering the oil and gas sector of Ukraine (in particular to participate in the contest PSA Varvinsky station). In 2018, American companies of Aspect Holdings LLC and Sigma Bleyzer Investment Group, LLC created "the international Fund of the Ukrainian energy sector", International Fund for Ukrainian Energy LP (IFUEL) with the purpose of investing in the energy sector of Ukraine (in the first Fund approved more than $ 100 million).
In early December, the Ukrainian government said they wanted to replace the leadership of "Naftogaz", as well as some 50 strategic enterprises of the country. As reported the Minister of energy and the environmental protection of Ukraine Alexey Orzhel, will dismiss the head of "Naftogaz" 2014 Andriy KOBOLEV and the head of the operator Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk.