ABOUT THE PROJECT
In a series of articles, Kyiv Post Brand Studio looks at the complex and unfinished transformation of Naftogaz, Ukraine's national energy company.
Once mismanaged, corrupt and a drain public resources, the company has turned into the nation's biggest taxpayer, a defender of Ukraine's interests at the Stockholm arbitration tribunal, and a key player for European energy security. But in recent years the transformation has stalled while the risks and pressure from Russia have grown.
The fight for internal transformation, to finally secure the victories over Gazprom, and to build a competitive energy market in Ukraine is far from over. The story is also relevant beyond Ukraine - not only due to the significance of the country as a gas corridor from Russia to Europe, but also because energy plays a crucial role in the country's transformation.
As a result, the security and stability of the whole region can potentially be impacted by the fate of the company. Over the coming weeks we will look at such issues as Naftogaz's ongoing transformation, it's fight against Gazprom, the people behind the story and the challenges they still face. In short, we propose to take a journey together that looks at the most important chapters of the Naftogaz story, and where it will lead us from here.