JSC Ukrainian Railways and PKN Orlen supply fuel for the needs of the Ukrainian economy
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is working actively to provide the Ukrainian market with the required amount of fuel. One of the key decisions is direct supply contracts with the world's largest fuel producers in Europe and all over the world.
In particular, JSC Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) and one of the largest oil companies in Eastern Europe (Poland) agreed on long-term cooperation regarding the supply of diesel fuel by a Polish company for the needs of the Ukrainian economy.
Such strategic cooperation became possible due to the successful experience of fuel supplies to Ukraine by the Polish company in recent months.
“We see that the problem of lack of fuel cannot be dealt with exclusively by the business. Together with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the government team we decided to attract large oil companies to the Ukrainian market and sign direct supply contracts with them. Ukrzaliznytsia was designated as the state importer of fuel for the needs of the economy.
Currently, there are already agreements on long-term cooperation with the Polish company PKN Orlen, one of the largest oil companies in Eastern Europe. In particular, it’s about both systemic and operational fuel supplies. Thus, we expect that this will not only improve the situation with the shortage but also have a positive effect on the price of diesel at gas stations.
We plan that in the near future we will be able to provide the country's key fuel needs – the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, farmers, industry and the civilian population.
Grateful to our Polish partners for cooperation and unwavering support in the fight against Russian aggression" – Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine said.
This result was achieved in fulfillment of the assignments of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy aimed to flood the domestic market with fuel, which suffered a temporary shortage because of the full-scale Russian aggression.
At the same time, Ukrzaliznytsia works with other major suppliers of oil products to flood the Ukrainian economy with the required amount of fuel.
It should be mentioned that in May this year the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland agreed to cancel permits for all carriers engaged in international transportation of fuel.
And besides, work is underway to increase the capacity of the checkpoint on the western borders of Ukraine and develop a network of logistics hubs near the borders.