According to Bank documents, this project provides support to Naftogaz for its purchase of natural gas, to ensure its availability in Ukraine during the winter season.
The EBRD's proposed investment is up to US$ 100 million funded risk participation in a natural gas purchase revolving loan facility that will be arranged by Goldman Sachs and supported by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The facility is currently under negotiation and will be subject to approval by the parties.
Naftogaz is a 100% State-owned company with Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine acting as nominated shareholders of behalf of the state. Naftogaz is the holding of a vertically integrated group of entities with activities including oil and natural gas production, transportation and storage, refining and supply.
Sergiy Konovets, Deputy Chairman of the Board
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