Ukraine has a branched structure of fuel supply that includes direct fuel import and import of oil products (63%) as well as its own production of oil for future fuel production in Ukraine (17%). 20% of petroleum products do not have clear origin.
Although the Ukrainian government has stakes in oil-producing and oil-refining companies, currently it takes inactive part in their management. Due to that there is a possibility of lack of fuel from commercial companies which will not be covered by governmental. There are 6 active refinery plants in Ukraine that produce fuel in Ukraine and all of them are in Government Controlled Area (GCA) -see table below:
Refinary plant name
Processing capacity, million tons
NPK - Galychyna
The main countries exporting oil products to Ukraine is Belarus (44.3%), Russia (21.6%), Lithuania (15.5%), Poland (3.5%) and others.
On Non-Government Controlled Area (NGCA) almost 100% of fuel currently comes from Russia. Diesel is more accessible and lack of Gasoline (A-95, A-92) was observed during 2015.
Aviation fuel market is submitted with fuel of its own Ukrainian oil refineries production and fuel imported from Russia (TC-1 and PT) and Bulgaria (Jet A1)
The fuel price structure as of April 2017 is as follow: purchase price – 55%, taxes – 35% (taxes established in EUR), resellers cost and profit – 10%.
Prices for fuel on GCA side you can see below in table
Fuel Prices per Litre as of: 25 Apr 17
(local currency and USD - $)
25.07 UAH / 0.94 USD
22.75 UAH / 0.85 USD
25.70 UAH / 0.96 USD
The distribution of fuel is conducted via fuel station networks which accept UAH for payment only. It is possible to pay by cash, credit card via POS terminal, fuel cards or fuel tickets on GCA side. Fuel networks have their own stock of fuel stored in fuel depots with good road and railway connection. Delivery from fuel depots to fuel stations performed via auto transport.
List of Ukrainian fuel station networks see in annex “Fuel Provider Contact List”.
On NGCA fuel price is 15-20% higher that on Government Controlled Area. UAH and RUB cash can be used to pay for fuel on NGCA.
Aviation fuel price information should be checked in specific airport while planning the flight.
There are some seasonal variations in Ukraine (GCA) connected with sowing spring and harvester. These events can cause lack of fuel at fuel station and rising its price.
Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?)
Is there a rationing system?
Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?
Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?
Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?
Pipeline, railway and road transport used for fuel transportation in Ukraine both on GCA and NGCA. Current capacities can meet needs as well as any increases in demand from the humanitarian community at GCA side.
Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.
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