Business news from Ukraine

POLTAVA PETROLEUM COMPANY COMPLETES DRILLING OF THIRD WELL SINCE YEAR START

Poltava Petroleum Company, a subsidiary of British-based JKX Oil & Gas plc, has successfully completed drilling the third (IG142) well since the beginning of the year (Ihnativske field), having received an average daily production rate of 152,000 cubic meters of gas and 709 bpd (barrel per day) of oil and condensate, JKX reported on the London Stock Exchange’s website.
The company said such results had significantly exceeded expectations.
“This is the fourth successful new well drilled by the Ukrainian subsidiary of JKX, Poltava Petroleum Company, since the approval of the five-year development plan,” the report says.
Poltava Petroleum Company is one of the largest non-state oil and gas companies in Ukraine. It owns five extraction licenses (Rudenkivske, Ihnativske, Novomykolaivske, Molchanivske, Yelyzavetivske deposits) and one license for geological exploration (Zaplavska deposit).
JKX Oil & Gas is engaged in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, and Slovakia.

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POLTAVA AIRPORT SERVICES FIRST FLIGHT AFTER RECONSTRUCTION

The Poltava international airport has serviced the first flight after reconstruction, First Deputy Head of Poltava Regional Administration Andriy Pesotsky has written on his Facebook page. “We have serviced the first flight after the reconstruction of the airport. Citizens of the United States, Canada, China and Europe arrived. They are not simply tourists, but bloggers and all those interested in aviation… I am proud that we have set the airport in order and now we can service flights both from other cities, and foreign flights,” he said.
According to the regional news portal Poltava News, the first flight of the airport is domestic, and a few dozen of foreign tourists flew from Zaporizhia by Yak-40 plane. As reported, on January 31, 2017, Poltava Regional Council adopted a program to develop and support the Poltava airport for 2017-2020 with the total cost of UAH 351 million. On December 20, 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine granted the status of the international airport to the Poltava airport.

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UKRAINE’S RETAIL TRADE INCREASES BY 6.2%, HIGHEST GROWTH IN LUHANSK, POLTAVA, DONETSK REGION

Ukraine’s retail trade in January-June 2018 increased by 6.2% in comparable prices compared to January-June 2017, the State Statistics Service said on Friday. In June 2018 alone, retail trade decreased by 0.8% compared to May 2018, but it grew by 6.3% compared to June 2017.
The highest growth in retail trade in January-June of 2018 was recorded in the following regions: Luhansk (24.0%), Poltava (10.4%), Donetsk (10.3%), Zakarpattia (10.2%), Vinnytsia (9.9%), Kyiv (9.3%) and Ternopil (8.4%) regions. The State Statistics Service recalls that the report does not include information from temporarily occupied areas of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and part of Russian-occupied Donbas in the east of Ukraine.

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STATE-OWNED UKRENERGO INSTALLS NEW AT AT POLTAVA SUBSTATION

State-owned enterprise Ukrenergo has launched new 125 MVA auto transformer AT-1 at the Poltava 330 kV substation replacing old equipment, which had been used since 1968, the press service of the company has reported.
The press service said that the electric equipment was replaced under the substation modernization program with the replacement of transformers to increase reliability of operation of energy facilities of main power transmission lines of Ukrenergo.
The press service said that power consumption in Poltava region shows trends of gradual growth. The Poltava substation supply electricity to consumers of Poltava region, including power facilities of the housing sector of the regional center, Ukrzaliznytsia and oil and gas companies.
“The new autotransformer has improved performance and meets all the requirements of reliability and safety. In addition, it is already equipped with the ECMDU-TRANS System for Monitoring, Diagnostics and Control. This is a hardware and software complex that allows real-time monitoring, diagnostics of operating parameters of an autotransformer. This will contribute to improving the overall reliability of energy supply to consumers in Poltava region,” Operational Director of Ukrenergo Oleksiy Brecht said.
As reported, in May 2017, Ukrenergo approved the development strategy for 2017-2026, one of the key goals of which is integration into the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E).
Ukrenergo operates trunk and interstate power grids, as well as performs the centralized dispatching of the united energy system in the country. The company is a state-owned enterprise, it is subordinate to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry.

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