Open letter of environmental NGO’s on shale gas extraction agreements

Environmental non-governmental organizations of Ukraine published an open letter to Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and Minister of environment and natural resources Andriy Mohnyk regarding project sharing agreements for unconventional hydrocarbons extraction. They ask to analyse the PSAs with Shell and Chevron signed by the government of Ukraine under the presidency of Viktor Yanykovych for their compliance with Ukrainian legislation.

Environmental organisations among others complaints insist on performing environmental impact assessment in line with international requirements both at the exploration and production stage of unconventional hydrocarbons extraction projects and also on the complete public assess to information on chemicals used for drilling and fracking.

Full text of the open letter is available in Ukrainian via the following link.