Oil

Implementation indicators

  • Stockholding obligation

    Stockholding obligation

    There is no emergency oil stocks policy in place. The draft Law on minimum stocks of crude oil and petroleum products is pending approval by the executive authorities involved.

  • Emergency procedures

    Emergency procedures

    A draft legal act on an Oil and Petroleum Products Market Crisis Plan is prepared but not adopted. Therefore there are no emergency procedures in place in compliance with Directive 2009/119/EC.

  • Fuel specifications of petrol, diesel and gas oil for NRMM

    Fuel specifications of petrol, diesel and gas oil for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM)

    According to the 2013 Technical Regulation on requirements for motor petrol and diesel, the Euro 5 standard (10 ppm sulphur in petrol and diesel) is obligatory for fuels marketed in Ukraine since the beginning of 2018. The environmental specifications of petrol and diesel are in conformity with European standards. Gas oil used in NRMM is not specified in the Regulation.

  • Monitoring compliance and reporting

    Monitoring compliance and reporting including the lay down the rules on penalties

    There is no annual monitoring programme for petroleum products in place even though it is foreseen by the Regulation. The level of penalties for non-compliance of fuel quality is regulated by the Law on the State Market Supervision and Control of Non-food Products.

State of compliance

Ukraine has currently no legal framework for emergency oil stocks. The draft Law on minimum stocks of crude oil and petroleum products is being reviewed by the competent authorities. A final decision on a specific model for emergency oil stockholding is yet to be made. The development of secondary legal acts under the EU4Energy Governance project will be finalized by the end of October 2020.

A Technical Regulation from 2013 establishes requirements for motor petrol, diesel, marine and boiler fuels put into circulation and sold on the territory of Ukraine. Gas oil used in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) is not specified. This should be rectified by amendments to the 2013 Resolution. Sulphur content of gas oil used in NRMM should be up to 10 mg/kg only.