Ukrainian parliament members tour region to learn more about shale drilling
A delegation of Ukrainian parliament members toured the area on Monday to learn more about shale drilling for natural gas.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, invited the contingent to survey local industry sites and welcomed them with a reception in the St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie.
Ukrainian Parliament member Sergey Klyuiev said the delegation hopes to find answers to questions about the drilling industry.
“We want to hold discussions about environmental problems and learn about technology problems,” Klyuiev said. “We are very concerned about energy.”
Murphy said the group wants to “see what they're in for” with planned gas production projects in their country. “They don't want to maintain dependence on Russia, and the Ukraine is blessed with its own shale,” he said. “They want to make sure to develop their industry in their own, safe way.”
Ukraine recently signed a $10 billion gas production agreement with Shell and is in negotiations with Chevron to begin a second drilling project.
This was the group's second visit to Southwestern Pennsylvania. They met with Murphy at the beginning of May and arranged the visit.
The group of nine was taken on a tour of Southpointe by Range Resources Corp. representatives. They also met with Murphy and other officials dealing with the drilling industry to ask question about the process.
“They asked some tough questions,” Murphy said. “They came to us with environmental concerns and water concerns.”
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