The volume of deliveries of Russian fuel to Europe soared

In July, imports of Russian-made diesel fuel to Europe rose by 13% and exceeded daily supplies from other countries by almost 200,000 barrels, reports The Business Insider. Overall, imports of Russian diesel fuel to Europe increased by a staggering 23% compared to July 2021 / This was stated in a report published on Tuesday by the analytical company Vortexa.

Rising European demand for Russian diesel highlights the difficulty of shutting off energy flows from Russia amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Earlier this year, the European Union promised a 90% phase-out of Russian oil imports by the end of 2022, but has since faced skyrocketing prices and restrictions on supplies from alternative sources.

With rising diesel prices, as well as refineries trying to keep up with demand, “it seems doubtful that Europeans will be able to achieve a total ban on diesel imports.” [из России]”Vortexa Chief Economist David Welch said.

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