The synergy of Alfa Schyt LLC, National Police, and Security Service of Ukraine has prevented high-value theft of hydrocarbons from condensate pipelines at the gas production facilities of PoltavaGasVydobuvannya.
In the area of condensate pipeline ‘Yablunivka Complex Gas Treatment Unit – Hadiach Complex Gas Treatment Unit’, the criminal group has been recently detained in Hadiach district (Poltava region) during the complex long-term special operation conducted by Alfa Schyt LLC in cooperation with the Criminal Investigations Directorate of the National Police Department (Poltava region), and Security Service of Ukraine (Poltava region).
In the implementation of operational measures, eight people, who included serving member of the National Police, have been detained.
Furthermore, there have been detained MAN truck with 30 t tank semi-trailer (the tank was still empty) and Audi with tie-in tools, as also ax, two shovels, crow, lantern, and etc. In total, there have been detained four cars.
It is worth noting that some of the detained persons have repeatedly been prosecuted for theft of hydrocarbons, in particular, from the facilities of PoltavaGasVydobuvannya Gas Production Division.
When examining the adjacent territory, the unauthorized tie-in into the condensate pipeline ‘Yablunivka Complex Gas Treatment Unit – Hadiach Complex Gas Treatment Unit’ has been discovered. The said tie-in has been made by welding of pipe fitting (1.5 inches in diameter) to the pipe body. The fitting included ball cock (1.5 inches in diameter) and threaded end for hose connections of the same diameter.
The criminal proceedings No. 12018170130000154 dated 11 February 2018 (pursuant to Article 292, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and No. 12018170130000155 dated 11 February 2018 (pursuant to Article 185, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) have been initiated in connection with this incident. Urgent special investigation activities are in progress.
PJSC UkrGasVydobuvannya expresses its sincere gratitude to Alfa Schyt LLC, Criminal Investigations Directorate of the National Police Department (Poltava region), and Security Service of Ukraine (Poltava region) for their professionalism and significant contribution to the preservation of carbohydrate raw materials.