Crisis at the petroleum products market: causes, conclusions, recommendations

After the onset of a large-scale war against the Ukrainian people by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022, the question of the country’s oil product supply became the top issue for the government, and the ability to address it will largely define the future fate of the country. However, not all Ukrainians have yet realized that until the war is over, the problems on the market will persist, even under the most optimistic scenario, and that it is necessary to limit oneself in using automobiles.

Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992)

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy


1992 – 1996 — worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry

1997 – 1998 — Head Expert of the Division of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

1998 – 2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in Charge of Oil Transportation Section

2004 – 2007 — Chief Consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director of Energy Programmes since 2013

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