Torn by the war in the east and a shrinking economy, Ukraine is trying new measures to establish energy security domestically and in Europe in general.
Europe’s shale gas reserves are almost as big as America’s, but many countries have either banned fracking completely or are experiencing difficulties due to citizens’ opposition and technical challenges. Despite the Ukrainian crisis and its dependence on Russian imports, Europe is still indecisive about pushing forward with shale gas fracking.
You will join a team of writers (both US and Ukraine based) to report on the economic consequences of the Ukraine revolution and how it is affecting import of Russian natural gas to Europe. Your job will be to choose a sub topic and write three in-depth articles on the issue, and travel to a topic-related event. The main questions addressed by the project are:
Export of Russian natural gas to Europe – how dependent EU is on Russian supplies. Possible alternatives replacing Russian gas including import from the US. What’s next for Ukraine – will it remain the key transit country?