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Ukraine can fully provide itself with uranium and hydrocarbons - Roman Opimakh

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The State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources declares that Ukraine has the potential to fully meet its own needs for uranium mining.

Ukraine can fully provide itself with uranium and hydrocarbons - Roman Opimakh

According to the head of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine Roman Opimakh, Ukraine's potential in oil and gas production has not been exhausted and the country has every chance to fully meet its needs for hydrocarbons and uranium, which is the basis of the state's energy independence.

At the same time, Opimakh recalled that since 2018 there has been a law on the decentralization of the oil and gas industry rent, according to which 5% of the rent paid by hydrocarbon producers goes to local budgets.

“Last year, these receipts amounted to more than 2 billion hryvnia, which, of course, is a serious stimulus for the development of regions,” Opimakh said.

At the same time, attracting investment in the extractive industry of Ukraine is hampered by a complex regulatory environment and lack of investor confidence in the state, said the head of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil.

As told in the press service of the only uranium mining enterprise in Ukraine, the financial situation at SE "VostGOK" has not improved and once again NNEGC "Energoatom" has not fulfilled its contractual obligations. In this regard, and.about. General Director A. Bendik is in Kiev, in order to resolve issues of timely financing of the enterprise, he holds a number of meetings at the level of the relevant ministry and the State Enterprise “NNEGC“ Energoatom ”.

Previously reported , that at SE "VostGOK" protest moods are ripening and workers are preparing for possible protest actions.

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