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 Shufrych and Rudkovskyy "Opted Out" of Profitable Gas Business in Favor of Yanukovych Family

Shufrych and Rudkovskyy decided to "share" with friends of Yanukovych Jr. – Naftogazvydobuvannia (Oil and Gas Production) went under control of the partner of Viktor Yanukovych junior.

Deputies Nestor Shufrych and Mykola Rudkovskyy resolved the problems of their enterprise - JSC Naftogazvydobuvannia - in a way that they lost control over it.

It is reported by Nashy Dengi (Our Money).

On January 15, 2013, Kyiv District Administrative Court suspended the Order of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of the November 22, 2012, № 565 which froze the permits of Naftogazvydobuvannia for the development of Semirenkovske Machuske gas and condensate fields.

During the trial the security company changed at PJSC Naftogazvydobuvannia . The new one was Scat-PKB which is directly owned by Metal Union of businessman Ruslan Tsyplakov.

Tsyplakov is known to the public by the fact that he is one of the closest partners of Viktor Yanukovych Jr. in motorsport.

A few months before the head of PJSC Naftogazvydobuvannia was switched. As Forbes-Ukraine reported the new head became was Yakov Proskurnia whose wife Tetiana Proskurnia is a board member of Metal Union where she is responsible for legal matters.

Quick resolving of Naftogazvydobuvannia matters has economic reasons. For the previous owners the halt was unprofitable because of the loss of revenue from the daily 2 million cubic meters of gas, for the new ones - because the conservation of wells in emergency mode reduces their productivity in the future.

Problems in PJSC Naftogazvydobuvannia started at the beginning of last year. In February 2012, chairman of the board of Naftogazvydobuvannia Oleh Seminskyy was kidnapped.

In April 2012 Naftogaz Ukrainy refused to include the gas of Naftogazvydobuvannia in the current balance of distribution of natural gas in Ukraine.

PJSC Naftogazvydobuvannia is the largest private gas producer in Ukraine. In 2011, only the official company's turnover amounted to 1.23 billion UAH.

Nestor Shufrych and Mykola Rudkovskyy are members of the Party of Regions faction in the Verkhovna Rada.


 
 
 
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