British intelligence explained why there is fuel shortage in Russia and who will suffer from it
In recent weeks, the terrorist state of Russia has been experiencing a shortage of gasoline and diesel fuel. Several factors have led to fuel problems in Russia.
The shortage of gasoline and diesel could have been caused by a short-term increase in demand from the agricultural sector. This was reported by UK military intelligence on X, formerly known as Twitter.
British intelligence noted that the shortage of gasoline and diesel fuel in Russia could also be caused by the annual maintenance of oil refineries. Attractive export prices could also have been the cause.
At the same time, the agency is confident that the fuel shortage is not a direct result of the Russian-Ukrainian war. However, on September 21, the aggressor country Russia suspended almost all exports of diesel and gasoline to stabilize its domestic markets.
British intelligence emphasized that such a move would further restrict supplies in a limited global market, which is likely to affect countries that currently depend on Russian fuel supplies.
As a reminder, Russia may face a new fuel shortage. The reason is the possible introduction of a protective duty. Even though it is supposed to create surpluses and reduce domestic prices, it may lead to a shortage of resources in the future.
Earlier it was reported that problems with automotive fuel are gaining momentum in Russia. Local media and authorities report a shortage in the temporarily occupied Crimea, as well as in several regions of the Russian Federation itself.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, wholesale gasoline prices in Russia have broken a historical record. Thus, the cost of A-95 exceeded 70 thousand rubles per ton for the first time in history.