PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF UKRAINE'S INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS IN THE OIL SECTOR

  • G. Rіabtsev
Keywords: public policy, policy making, Association Agreement, implementation of international obligations, oil production, oil products market

Abstract

The article defines the list of international obligations of Ukraine in the oil sector, which are established by the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part. The course of their realization is analyzed. The problems that arose in public policy making in the oil sector were singled out. It was proved that due to the lack of proper monitoring of the implementation of international obligations of Ukraine and due to the lack of the government's ability to strategic planning, most of the tasks in the oil sector has not been fulfilled. Without any justifications, the deadlines for fulfilling the tasks have been extended, in particular, on the formation of minimum oil stocks, the adoption of a new Code on Subsoil, approval of recommendations for gas stations monitoring. Problems include the inclusion in the work plans of the authorities not the solution of problems, but the development of draft documents, attempts by some officials to report on the development of regulations, although work on them continues, as well as attempts to circumvent the established policy procedures. In order to correct the current situation, it is necessary: determining the reasons for the failure to meet the deadlines for the fulfillment of obligations, which are defined in the implementation plans; taking personal responsibility of the heads of central executive authorities for the execution of tasks with the evaluation of their of work not by policy products (outputs), but by policy results (outcomes); complying with the full cycle of policy analysis when preparing government decisions; coordination of all program and forecast documents with the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035. Practical recommendations central executive authorities have been developed. They aimed at ensuring equal access to and carrying out activities for the exploration, production and production of hydrocarbons (Directive 94/22/EC), establishing of effective system for monitoring the quality and safety of petroleum products (Directive 99/32/EU), limiting the harmful effects of motor gasoline and diesel fuel on human health and the environment (Directive 2009/28/EU, 98/70/EU and 94/63/EU).

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Published
2018-12-19
How to Cite
RіabtsevG. (2018). PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF UKRAINE’S INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS IN THE OIL SECTOR. Strategic Priorities, 48(3-4), 120-129. Retrieved from https://niss-priority.com/index.php/journal/article/view/227