Ukraine increased the level of critical dependence on LPG imports in 2019

In 2019, according to forecasts of energy experts, the share of imported gas in the overall structure of providing the market with this product will reach 77–78%. Of this volume, the bulk of the supply will come from Russia and Belarus, which every year are increasingly being integrated into a single union state.

Along with saving personal drivers' money and a massive shift to gas from gas, Ukraine is becoming increasingly dependent on LPG supplies from Russia. So, if in 2012 the share of the Russian resource occupied only 9% in the balance of product consumption in the Ukrainian market (including the market share of domestic producers), then in 2014 it was almost 28%, in 2016 —53.3%, and in 2018 year - 40.6%.

The market and the whole country passed a critical point of irreversible dependence on imported gas supplies in 2014, when the share of foreign products in total consumption exceeded 54%. Since then, it has only grown: up to 63% in 2015; up to 73% in 2016; and up to 75−76% in 2017 and 2018.

At the same time, the Ukrainian oil products market was reducing its need for purchases of Lithuanian A-95 and Belarusian gasoline of both brands. In fact, over the past seven years we have exchanged most of the imported Lithuanian and Belarusian gasoline for Russian liquefied natural gas. And everything in the context of a hybrid war with Russia, which has been going on for almost six years.

For example, gasoline consumption in Ukraine over seven years will decrease, as expected, to 1.85 million tons in 2019 from 4.2 million tons in 2012, or 56%, that is, more than twice. Over 11 years, a decrease in gasoline consumption amounted to 61.3%, or 2.6 times.

Thus, the Ukrainian gasoline market in liters for seven years fell to 2,470 million liters from 5,600 million liters in 2012, while the gas market grew to about 3,270 million liters in 2019 from 1,550 million liters in 2011- 2012 years. In total, more than 1,720 million liters of gasoline went directly to autogas over these seven years (without adjusting for the difference in the consumption of both types of fuel). In 2014-2015, the gasoline market lost another part of its volumes due to the occupation of Crimea and parts of Donbas by Russian troops.


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