Government, Shell to sign deal on gas exploration, production in Ukraine, PM Azarov says

The Government of Ukraine and Shell on September 13 will sign an operating agreement for the exploration and production of gas in Ukraine, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov announced this at a Cabinet of Ministers meeting on Wednesday.

"An operating agreement will be signed with Shell at the end of the week during the official visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which will launch the practical work of the transnational corporation for the exploration and production of gas in Ukraine," Azarov said.

A reminder that Ukraine and Shell signed a production sharing agreement on shale gas extraction at the Yuzivska area, located in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.

Adapted from Ukrinform