Ukrainian Oil&Gas Association Takes Part in CEE NOIA’s Meeting 2017
Ukrainian Oil&Gas Association took part in the Central and East European Countries Conference of National Oil Industry Associations held on March 8 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Besides the representatives of the largest industry associations of the EU, specialists and top managers of the leading enterprises of petroleum industry were present at the event.
For our part, participation in the conference became an important stepping stone to integration into the unified European cooperation and understanding of integral mechanisms of addressing challenging issues for the oil and gas industry of Ukraine.
Conference participants were focused on the same issues, which are on the agenda of the Oil and Gas Association. Adaptation of state regulatory procedures to market changes, meaningful communications with public authorities, transport industry future development, which can have an impact on the oil and gas sector, alternative fuel market development within the movement on carbon dioxide effect reduction, implementation of EU directives on renewable energy sources, petrol and diesel fuel quality.
Special focus was on combating automotive fuel grey market. This subject is relevant not only for Ukraine, but for several European countries as well: Poland, Bulgaria, and Slovakia. Sharing experiences regarding this issue solution between colleagues from other countries can help to work out the most effective strategy for productive transformation of domestic fuel market.
According to the President of the Ukrainian Oil&Gas Association Dmitrii Kulik, enhancement of the possibilities for the Ukrainian Oil&Gas Association operations was the main outcome of the meeting in Sofia.
“Such conferences are a great platform for exchange of ideas, offers and contacts. Study of European national industry associations operating practices is one of the methods to shift to a whole new level in representation of businesses participating in the Ukrainian Oil&Gas Association.”