Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych gave the command to launch from
Ukrtransgaz’s main control room in Kyiv, an Interfax-Ukraine
Following the Odesa field’s launch, a new gas field in Poltava region
was brought online, which has around 8 billion cubic meters (bcm) of
gas reserves and planned production of 320-350 million cu m a year.
Representatives of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz
Ukrainy said that these projects were implemented as part of a strategy
to boost own production, reduce imports of energy resources and ensure
Ukraine’s energy independence.