Ukraine is one of the world’s biggest natural gas transit countries. Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) provides gas to 18 European countries - among them Germany, Poland, Italy, Austria, France and Greece.

Ukraine also has small reserves of oil and natural gas – only 5% of its reserves are explored and developed, while 1,2 bln tonnes of oil lie unexplored in the deep shelf of Black Sea.

As well as being a major coal producer, Ukraine produces other minerals, such as uranium, manganese and iron ore. In 2011, mining activities accounted for approximately seven per cent of the GDP and 47 per cent of exports.

Sources: EITI, JSC Nafrogaz, UA EnergyUS EIA

EITI status: Candidate Country

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Contact Point
Olena Pavlenko
Coalition Coordinator
[email protected]

About the campaign

In 2009 “EnergyTransparency” Association was launched to unite the efforts of NGOs working on transparency and accountability in the extractive industries. In January 2014, the association became a PWYP affiliated coalition.

Members, particularly those in eastern Ukraine, are having a difficult time operating because of the crisis. Nevertheless, the coalition has been working on removing the legal obstacles currently preventing an full and effective implementation of EITI as well as campaigning for the introduction of a mandatory disclosure law that would oblige extractive companies to publish what they pay. They also work to inform communities living by extractive sites of the impacts and benefits of the project. 

Recent activities

21-22 February 2014 - PWYP Ukraine members attended a training about participation in EITI's multi-stakeholder groups and EITI Standard.

21 - 24 January 2022 - "Energotransparency" Association, a network of Ukrainian civil society organisations, was accepted as an affiliated Publish What You Pay coalition by the Global Steering Committee at their meeting in Paris

17 October 2021 - Ukraine is accepted as an EITI Candidate country

Coalition members

The “Energotransparency” Association is composed of:
Dixi Group
Centre for Assistance to the Geopolitical Problems and Euroatlantic Cooperation of the Black Sea Region Studies Nomos
Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI
Kyiv International Energy Club “Q-Club”
Analytical Center of Regional Cooperation
Institute of Sustainable development
Public Control
School of Political Analysis

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