Comment: Not long ago, we were told that Russia was cutting its oil and gas supplies to Ukraine and we were wondering how Ukrainians would survive the coming winter. As of 2015, Ukraine had some oil and natural gas reserves but they were mostly untapped.
Ukraine produced only half of its consumption of natural gas, it imported the rest. It exported zero. Some fields were under development, with the main oil and gas corridor (The Dniepr – Doneck Oil and Gas Basin) affected by conflicts since 2014.
Notably, Shell was developing the Yuzovsky Shale Gas Block located just NW of Doneck, an area fiercely defended by Ukrainians supported by western “mercenaries”.
Ukraine also has some coal reserves but they are mainly located in the Donbas region, currently under Russian control or in a war zone.
Today, we hear, “We experience energy crisis because of the war in Ukraine”. It does not make any sense. Ukraine was not an oil or gas exporter. It used to be a transfer country for Russian gas to Europe but we are not buying Russian gas anymore, are we? So, what’s the problem? It seems to me that this entire, provoked by NATO countries war, just like most other wars since 2001, focuses on energy resources. Why am I not surprised?
Once again, people are dying for corporate profits. Politicians should stop lying. We are not stupid. They are stupid, if they think that we are stupid. My opinion, anyway.