Oleksandr Vatazhyshyn resigned from Ukravtogaz
On June 19, 2022, Oleksandr Vatazhyshyn left his position as Director of Ukravtogaz, a part of Naftogaz of Ukraine. Vatazhyshyn announced this on his Facebook page.
Vatazhyshyn has worked in this position for about 2.5 years since January 9, 2019. Previously, Vatazhyshyn headed the Association of Natural Gas for Vehicles (NGV Ukraine), until 2017 he was the General Director of Ukrgas Holding (Ukrtechinvestgaz LLC).
In 2021, the Ukravtogaz purchased 30 mcm of natural gas, 26% less than in 2020 (40.7 mcm). The weighted average purchase price last year was at 11 838 UAH/tcm (incl. 20 % VAT), by 2.7 times higher than in 2020 (4 338 UAH/tcm).
According to the results of 2021, the largest gas supplier for Ukravtogaz was the Energy Trade Group LLC, which supplied more than 10.5 mcm of gas for a total of more than UAH 140 million (incl. 20% VAT).
Due to rising natural gas prices, the company shut down all methane filling stations in February 2022. Thus, in January 2022, the Ukravtogaz purchased only 91 tcm of natural gas at the price of 45 900 UAH/tcm (incl. 20% VAT). This was the lowest volume and the highest price in the last 2 years. Compared to December 2021, the volume of procurement decreased by almost 4 times (from 392 tcm), and compared to January 2021 - by 34 times (from 3.1 mcm).
At the same time, since the beginning of the summer, the enterprise has resumed work of 32 CNG stations. According to the company's director Oleksandr Vatazhyshyn, the price of gas at the stations was UAH 43.2 per cubic meter. In May 2022, the Ukravtogaz purchased 500 tcm of natural gas (delivered in June 2022) from the Euroenergotrade LLC at the sale price of 29 750 UAG/tcm (incl. 20% VAT).
In May 2022, the board of the NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine fired Mykola Gavrylenko, CEO of Ukrtransnafta.