Igor Stukalenko

Igor Stukalenko

Head of Energy Programs of the Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”

Research Focus: International energy and security relations, Ukrainian energy infrastructure in the context of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Energy Community, effective use of the Ukrainian gas infrastructure, EU-Ukraine common policy on security of supply of energy resources, monitoring of gas and oil markets, price indicators. 

Has more than 25 years experience in the energy field. For the last 14 years he worked as a deputy head of the natural gas transit and supply department as well as on the other positions in the team of Naftogaz of Ukraine. The scope of activity included the preparation and maintenance of contracts, agreements, participation in negotiations on conditions of transit and import of natural gas.

Developed an alternative project of the CIS agreement on transit of energy resources by pipeline, which took into account Ukraine's international obligations, in particular in accordance with the European Energy Charter and the terms of the Energy Community Treaty. Subsequently, he presented this draft agreement at international negotiations as the official position of the Ukrainian side.

Participated in the delegation of Ukraine in the negotiations on the Association Agreement Ukraine-EU (AA). 

Author / co-author of several publications and articles on market development, transportation and storage of gas, indexing of gas prices, which were published in the Ukrainian professional (B2B) magazine “Naftova i hazova promyslovistʹ”, “Oil & Gas Industry of Ukraine”, the journal “Visnyk natsionalʹnoyi hazovoyi spilky”, the newspaper "Holos Ukrainy". Participated in many international conferences organized by Naftogaz of Ukraine, Argus, Platts, BBSPA, CEER / ENTSOG, Confidence Energy (Kyiv, Vienna, London, Brussels), where he delivered presentations on trade and gas transportation issues