A worker walks through the UGV pipe infrastructure at the Yablunivsky gas field on Oct. 26, 2018 in Poltava Oblast.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin
The National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) raided the management department of JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia, the press service of the company has reported.
“In the morning on November 29, 2019, the National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine in the raided the company’s management department,” the company said in the statement.
The company did not specify the reasons for the search but reported the seizure of computer equipment, which was not provided for by the search resolution.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia, fully owned by Naftogaz Ukrainy, is Ukraine’s largest gas producer, which provides about 75% of the total gas output in the country.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia operates Shebelynka gas refinery, Yablunivske department to process gas, Bazylivschyna condensate stabilization unit, and 19 filling stations in Kharkiv region. The latter sells fuel and liquefied gas of its own production.