The European Commission believes that Ukraine can become a gas exporter
Ukraine will become an exporter of gas when it has achieved the average European level of energy efficiency.
This was announced by the Vice President of the European Commission on energy Maros Sefcovic at the International Conference in Support of Ukraine, the UNIAN reported.
"If Ukraine achieves the same level of energy efficiency as the average in Europe, you can save as much gas as Spain consumes in a year, and even become an exporter," - he said.
According to Sefcovic, energy sector in Ukraine is extremely attractive in terms of international investors and the conflict in the east is a key barrier for pivotal improvement of energy efficiency.
Besides, as he said, the European Commission together with the Government of Ukraine is developing a programme of the financial aid for gas pumping into Ukrainian gas storage facilities for the effective passage of the next heating season.