The Odessa gas field was taken under protection in the Crimea
The speaker of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov informed that еру authorities of the Crimea took under their protection Ukrainian oil and gas fields in the Black and Azov Seas, including Odessa and Bezimyannoe fields, which are on the stage of provision of the necessary facilities, as well as gas and oil platforms of the state company of Ukraine Chernomorneftegaz.
"These fields and platforms will fully become the property of the Republic of the Crimea. We are protecting them already. These are our fields, and we will struggle for them," Konstantinov said.
It is worth mentioning that explored reserves of natural gas in the Black and Azov Seas near the coast of the Crimea constitute almost 2 trillion cubic meters, and oil - more than 430 million tons. Only in 2013 Chernomorneftegaz produced more than 1.65 billion cubic meters of natural gas, and the major part of production was carried out by drilling platforms installed in the Black and Azov Seas.