The Oil and Gas Association of Ukraine (NAU) has developed and submitted proposals to the Prime Minister on measures aimed at normalizing the supply of petroleum products in the country.

European gauge

This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing information from NAU.

It is noted that the list of proposals of the Association mentioned the completion of railway tracks (European gauge 1435 mm) across the western borders to oil depots in Ukraine. “This will significantly simplify, speed up and reduce the cost of logistics, as well as increase the volume of fuel that will be imported into the country,” commented the NAU.

It is also proposed to convert Ukrainian railway freight cars into models that meet European standards and to certify them in the EU countries. According to the authors, this will help to increase the fleet of rolling stock that can run to the EU countries, speed up and reduce the cost of logistics and significantly increase the filling of the market with fuel.

In addition, it is supposed to provide effective insurance for European rail, road and sea transport so that the owners agree to use it to supply fuel to Ukraine.

The NAU also emphasized that meetings should be held with European officials (Poland, Romania) and heads of European companies on a regular basis (every two weeks, possibly online), which will allow “to keep a high level and promptly resolve issues of the deliveries of petroleum products to Ukraine (increase in supply volumes, transshipment and rail transportation capacities, as well as deregulation in the EU countries).

According to representatives of the Association, it is necessary to continue the effective organizational measures of the police, border and customs services that have developed over the past weeks, aimed at the fastest possible passage of vehicles transporting fuel through checkpoints on the border with the EU countries.

Recall that Polish companies plan to increase the transit of fuel for Ukraine.

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