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Robert Bensh

Robert Bensh

Contributor since: 01 Apr 2014

Robert Bensh

Mr. Bensh has over 15 years of experience leading energy and resource companies in Ukraine and over 25 years of experience in the energy sector.

He is the Managing Shareholder of Leadville Resources Inc, and the Managing Partner of Pelicourt LLC., a private equity firm focused on the energy sector in Ukraine and eastern Europe.

Latest articles from Robert

  • Tax Regime To Blame for Ukraine’s Energy Woes

    Published 10 July 2015 | viewed 6,375 times

    The Ukrainian government has adopted a dangerous stance on its taxation of domestic gas production. Despite the recommendations of its international partners, the Ministry of…

  • Punitive Tax Regime Is Crushing Ukraine’s Oil And Gas Sector

    Published 06 May 2015 | viewed 8,881 times

    Each country blessed with oil and gas discoveries initially tries to create a tax regime that maintains the balance between generating tax revenues from the…

  • Lies And Deception In Ukraine’s Energy Sector

    Published 26 January 2015 | viewed 21,405 times

    The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite…

  • Ukraine’s 2015 Tax Reform Will Damage Its Energy Independence

    Published 15 January 2015 | viewed 9,263 times

    A few days before the New Year, the Parliament of Ukraine was quite busy, trying to adopt the Budget and Tax Reform package initiated by…

  • Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

    Published 18 August 2014 | viewed 22,100 times

    Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt,…

  • 5 Things Ukraine Must Do To Become Energy Independent

    Published 24 June 2014 | viewed 18,617 times

    There are exactly five things Kiev must do to become energy independent and disentangle itself from the Russian-driven geopolitical gas war:1. Sell its pipeline system…

  • Ukraine: The Real Energy Crisis Starts in June

    Published 27 May 2014 | viewed 19,975 times

    Kiev is feeling emboldened by the successful election of a new Ukrainian president and a bloody surge against separatists in the east, but in just…

  • Short-Sighted Europe Cannot Resist Russian Gas

    Published 28 April 2014 | viewed 8,170 times

    As the rhetoric between Russia on one hand and the West and Ukraine on the other reaches an all-time high, and the situation in eastern…

  • Ukraine Falling to Economic Warfare and Its Own Missteps

    Published 14 April 2014 | viewed 38,926 times

    As protests in Ukraine’s eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia,…

  • The Most Profitable Gas in the World

    Published 01 April 2014 | viewed 21,225 times

    There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends…

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