The sectoral sanctions introduced by the EU against Belarus do not apply to LPG transit. This is undoubtedly good news for the market and importers of this raw material. As published by the editors of e-petrol.pl, the Ministry of Finance informed that under Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1030 of June 24, 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No. 765/2006 on restrictive measures against Belarus, the transit of Russian LPG is not subject to sanctions and it does not raise any interpretation doubts. Every year Polish drivers consume the most LPG from all EU countries. According to the Polish Liquid Fuels Organization, the total LPG demand in 2020 was 2.34 million tonnes. Of this number, as much as 1.73 million tonnes is gas for cars.
Unfortunately, at the beginning of August this year, an explosion took place at the Piererabiotka plant in Russia and the gas demethanization installation was destroyed. Poland from Russia imports over 65% of the LPG consumed.
As you can see, eliminating supplies from Belarus and limiting supplies from Russia are not enough.
Russia has increased tariffs from $ 9.9 per tonne of LPG since September 1. This will be important for the end user. According to analysts, the price per liter above PLN 3 should be expected soon. The possibility of Alpetrol Sp. z o. o. to diversify LPG supplies through the use of the Sea Gas Terminal in Gdynia, which allows for supplies from EU suppliers, and the Railway Terminal in Planta for servicing trainsets arriving in transit from Russia. Thus, we ensure the continuity of supplies to our customers, but we also try to minimize the effects of supply limitation with growing demand (defrosting the economy after lockdown) and thus minimize the increase in product prices for our customers.