Ukraine in August this year significantly increased imports of Russian liquefied petroleum gas, increasing supplies to 76.9 thousand tons from 67.8 thousand tons in July. According to the country's customs service, the share of Russian imported gas was 51.8% in August against 46.4% in July.
In general, supplies of liquefied petroleum gas to Ukraine, excluding shipments of raw materials for petrochemicals, decreased in January-August by 21.3 thousand tons compared to the same period in 2020, to slightly more than 1 million tons.
Nevertheless, in August, fuel supplies increased to 146.2 thousand tons against 135.9 thousand tons in July.
Kazakhstan reduced supplies to the Ukrainian market in August by 2.5 thousand tons compared to a month earlier, to 37.5 thousand tons. Tengizchevroil (TCO) reduced shipments to the country to 30.1 thousand tons against 35.8 thousand tons - a month earlier. Spot shipments from Kazakhstan last month increased to 7.4 thousand tons from 4.2 thousand tons a month earlier due to increased demand for such consignments.
Belarus in August reduced the volume of shipments of liquefied gas to Ukraine by 4.4 thousand tons, to 21.5 thousand tons, mainly due to a reduction in supplies from Belarusian private terminals after the introduction of EU sanctions against the country. The Mozyr Oil Refinery, on the contrary, increased shipments by 2.5 thousand tons, to 8.5 thousand tons, and the Belarusian GPP - by 1.4 thousand tons, to 10.6 thousand tons.