Ukraine to tap gas on Black, Azov Sea shelf

The state joint stock company Chornomornaftohaz has begun to prospect the North Kazantip gas deposit in the southern Azov Sea, according to press reports from Kiev.Production could start as early as 2002, said the company's Mykola Ilnytskyy. The work will allow the company to fully satisfy Crimea's gas needs and ship the surplus to southern Ukraine, he said.Chornomornaftohaz specialists said as many as 13 gas and condensate and dry gas deposits with a combined 75 bcm of prospected resources are known on the shelf, seven in the Black Sea and six in the Azov Sea. Three new gas deposits have been found on the southern Azov Sea shelf in the last 2 two years.It is now quite clear that ...

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