Burisma Holdings and Kyiv Mayor’s Office have launched a Pan-European Electric Marathon 2015

3 June 2015

Burisma Holdings, the largest private gas company in Ukraine, became a title partner of an international rally Electric Marathon 2015, which starts under the auspices of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco for the 4th year in a row, gaining more and more popularity worldwide.

“It is important that the “green race” got business support. We are very pleased that the leader of Ukrainian gas production Burisma Holdings became a title partner of the event. This is the best example for Ukrainian business on how to promote energy security both in Ukraine and in Europe “, – said Yuri Tamm, Director of the Electric Marathon, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Estonia. Kyiv authorities also supported the Electric Marathon. Kyiv city mayor Vitaly Klitschko will be officially opening it.

“Innovative and environmentally friendly technologies are a priority in our work, both domestically and internationally. Therefore, the joint work within the framework of the pan-European Electric Marathon 2015 is a chance to demonstrate and support new environmental standards and ways of thinking, stimulating the transition from traditional to environmentally friendly alternative energy sources. Among other things, it is a desire to demonstrate that Ukrainian business is ready for broad economic integration into European community. Symbolically, the Electric Marathon 2015, starting in Kyiv, will pass through the entire European continent on the eve of the anniversary of signing the Economic part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This, again, shows that only together with our European partners, we will manage to cross the barriers we’re facing today, and the energy sector will be a powerful driver for Ukraine’s European integration”, – noted the adviser to the Board of Directors at Burisma Holdings Vadym Pozharskyi.

Burisma Holdings, as the largest private gas company in Ukraine, is a title partner of the Electric Marathon 2015, since it believes that the use of alternative energy sources is not only the future of global industry, but also a new level of energy security. With this in mind, Burisma Holdings, as an innovative market leader in Ukraine, is already actively promoting and implementing the latest technologies.

Kiev – Monte Carlo Rally will take place from 3 to 10 June, with over 2,800 km, and will pass through 10 countries and 17 cities in Europe. Ukraine is joining this marathon for the first time, once again confirming its dedication to European integration. The marathon will be attended by circa 30 electric vehicles, with four teams from Ukraine. Interestingly, a number of participants from Ukraine converted ordinary cars into electric vehicles. Famous Spaniard Rafael de Mestre, who traveled around the world in 80 days his electric motor car also joined the race.

Notes to editors:
Burisma Holdings, founded in 2002, is the largest independent gas producer in Ukraine. The Holding comprises four operating companies engaged in mining and hydrocarbon production, including Energy service company “Esko-Pivnich”, “Pari”, “First Ukrainian Petroleum Company” and “Aldea”. In 2014, total natural gas production was 692 million cubic meters, which is 50.4% more compared to the same period last year. Burisma Holdings owns 20 licenses for hydrocarbon production in all major oil and gas basins of Ukraine. The entire volume of production is sold at the domestic market of Ukraine. #EnergySecurityUkraine

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