Increase in own gas production is a main priority of the development of the energy sector of Ukraine, minister of energy and coal industry Yuriy Boyko told Ukrainian TV channel, the press service of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine reported.

He stressed that now Ukraine is actively developing gas fields at the Black Sea Shelf.

"Next year, due to the modern equipment we use now, we will take the first place in gas production among the countries of the Black Sea region and will produce gas more than all of them put together - three billion cubic meters," the minister stresed.

Boyko noted that the gas production will be increased by the field development on land attracting leading oil and gas companies in the world. However, the government will pay attention to the development of social infrastructure in the regions, where the gas will be produced.


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