13 Apr 2022 10:20

Russia controlling fuel supply to Kaliningrad, may increase transport capacities

MOSCOW. April 13 (Interfax) - The situation with fuel supply to the Kaliningrad region is controlled daily and is characterized as stable, fuel is being supplied to consumers in the necessary quantity, the main fuel reserve there on average exceeds 15 days, the Russian Energy Ministry told Interfax.

Sources on the market earlier told Interfax the region had problems with fuel supply due to the sanctions and a logistics blockade.

"We are considering various options for maintaining a high level of supplies with the region's administration, including using a ferry crossing [Ust-Luga-Baltiysk]," the ministry said.

"If the need arises, an increase in transport capacities will be considered in collaboration with other federal bodies of executive authority," the ministry said.

The Kaliningrad region is separated from the main territory of Russia by the borders of the European Union countries. Cargo is delivered mainly by motor and rail transport.