メルバ先生 英文記事紹介 No.91
In accordance with the EU's standard,the government -owned gas company Naftogaz will be splitted into three separate companies. It is to comply the European Unions regulation in the energy sector.The split was being revealed during the Ukraine's government meeting.It is reported that the company is debt-ridden with Russia Gazprom that reaches to more than $5bn that they couldn't settle.The split would bring the company in line with the EU standard, where gas buyers and sellers are separated in a bid to promote competition in the sector. Naftogaz sells gas in Ukraine for less than it pays Gazprom. It relies on state subsidies to make up the difference.
Privatization, deregulation and liberalization those are the requirements of globalization. The split of that state-owned gas company in Ukraine is one step towards privatization. The government is subsidizing the company therefore regulating the cost of oil in Ukraine. So, people enjoy it in a lower price. What could it result to the consumers is they will suffer from oil price hike all the time most especially if they are going to entrust it to private investors or businesses. It could not do something better to the people it could make the life miserable.Just like what other countries are doing they privatized hospitals, schools and universities, gas companies, electric companies, water companies and many others.The bigger majority (poor) are living miserably. I don't agree with it because we experienced it here and the government is incapable of controlling the prices.