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Norway’s Equinor supplies methanol to Naftogaz for stable gas production

The Norwegian energy company, Equinor has supplied 2,000 tons of methanol to Ukrgasvydobuvannya, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian state-owned energy company, Naftogaz Group.

“Methanol is a critical material for the production, treatment, and transportation of natural gas, and it has already been delivered to Ukraine. We are very grateful to our partners for their assistance in such a difficult time for Ukraine,” said Oleksiy Chernyshov, CEO of Naftogaz.

The supply of methanol is supported by the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) within the framework of the European Union’s civil protection mechanism and the Energy Community Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force (ECS-USTF).

Supplying 2,000 tons of methanol required complex logistics solutions, Naftogaz said. For the first time in the history of Ukrgasvydobuvannya, this raw material was delivered from Europe by rail.

“We have been maintaining professional contacts with Equinor for several years. We look forward to further deepening our cooperation to ensure energy stability in Europe,” said Oleh Tolmachev, Acting CEO of Ukrgasvydobuvannya.

Previously, Ukrgasvydobuvannya received 6,000 tons of methanol from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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