May 31, 2022, 13:25

Baltic Sea pipeline and refineries in west needed to overcome fuel crisis — Ukraine’s Oil and Gas Association

It is impossible to solve the fuel shortage only through road deliveries, Chair of the Management Board of the Association “Ukraine’s Oil and Gas,” Director General of Newfolk Oil and Gas Consultancy Center Andrii Zakrevskyi said at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine. In total, Ukraine’s fuel shortage reaches 5 million tons per year.

“Railway supply chains are under military pressure. It is very difficult to substitute all this with road transport, And the reason is not only due to administrative difficulties. Queues at the borders, when another 3,000 fuel trucks are necessary, will only increase. So now we should not look at fuel trucks or the restoration of railways, but lay oil pipelines from the ports of the Baltic Sea,” — Andrii Zakrevskyi said.

In addition, according to him, it is necessary to deploy mobile oil refineries in the western regions of Ukraine. In particular, it is necessary to encourage small businesses to produce oil.

“We need small mobile systems, for which it would be a waste to spend a rocket worth 5-7 million dollars,” – said the Chair of Ukraine’s Oil and Gas Association. 

According to the expert, Ukraine needs to make the necessary changes in the legislation to implement all these steps.

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