Ukraine increases oil transit to Europe

Украина увеличила транзит нефти в Европу

Ukraine in 2019 increased the volume of oil transportation by oil trunk pipelines to Europe.

Since the beginning of 2019, Ukraine has increased the volume of oil transportation by oil trunk pipelines to Europe. This is with reference to the data of Naftogaz said on Thursday, April 4, UNN.

In particular, it stated that in March 2019 the total volume of oil transportation via the system of trunk oil pipelines of Ukraine has reached 1.387 million tons, which is 8,1% more than in March 2018.

“The volume of crude oil transportation to Ukrainian consumers (refinery) in March rose compared to the same period last year by 0.4% to 185,8 thousand tons. Transit to the countries of Eastern Europe, compared to March 2018, increased by 9.3% to 1,201 mn tons”, – stated in the message.

According to Naftogaz, the total volume of transported oil for the needs of Ukrainian and European consumers in the first quarter of 2019 is 3,908 million tons of oil (4.6% compared with the same period in 2018), of which the volume of oil transportation to refineries of Ukraine is 505,2 million tons (0.7% more than in January-March 2018), and transit – 3,403 million tons (an increase of 5.2% compared to the same period in 2018).

Recall that the transit of oil through Ukraine by pipelines to Europe in January 2019 increased by 5% (52 thousand tons) compared to the same period of 2017 – up to 1,097 million tons.

By the end of 2018, the transit of oil through Ukraine by rail has decreased in 3,5 times.

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