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Ukraine Nearly Exhausts Civilian Gas Supply After Russian Attack

  • Ukraine said Tuesday it has nearly exhausted its civilian fuel supply, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The country’s Economy Minister, Yulia Svyrydenko, said Ukraine would ration purchases to 10 liters.
  • Svyrydenko added that Ukraine was looking elsewhere to offset shortages, including the US and Poland.

Ukraine is days away from exhausting its civilian fuel supply, the Wall Street Journal first reported. 

Yulia Svyrydenko, Ukraine’s Economy Minister, said Tuesday the country would limit purchases to 10 liters per tank. WSJ also reported that some gas lines are already nearing one mile in length.

Svyrydenko pointed to a recent Russian attack on Kremenchuk oil refinery, which supplies Ukraine with 50% of its petrol and diesel fuel, as driving the crisis. She said the country has 92,500 tons of gasoline and 81,400 tons of diesel in reserve.

Ukraine will shift to work closely with the US, Poland and the Baltics to offset shortages from the Russian attack. She Svyrydenko added that Poland’s Gdańsk and Świnoujście ports were also viable options for an uptick in supply. 

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