Russian Oil Embargo: Assessments and Forecasts

April 14, 2022

In the first ten days of April 2022, the sanctions pressure forced the occupiers to reduce daily oil production by approximately 10%, to 9.7 million barrels, which is equivalent to the COVID period indicators.

At the same time, the rapid reduction in shipments of Russian oil has revealed a significant infrastructure weakness — the lack of storage facilities and bases for storing oil and petroleum products.

Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"