This has not happened for 8 years: Russia resumes autogas exports through Kerch port in Crimea - Reuters
Russian producers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have resumed regular exports of propane and butane through the port of Kerch in occupied Crimea. The supply resumed after an 8-year break.
This was reported by Reuters, citing sources in the Russian energy industry. Regular exports of liquefied natural gas from Kerch were suspended in 2015 following broader international sanctions against Russian companies and producers over the occupation of Crimea in 2014.
According to the sources, regular shipments of liquefied natural gas, or propane and butane, from Russian plants to Kerch for further export began in the second half of June.
"Deliveries are made by rail to the port of Kavkaz (Azov Sea) and then by ferry to Kerch, as transportation of LPG across the Crimean bridge is prohibited," said a source familiar with the trade flows.
LPG is mainly used as a fuel for cars, heating and for the production of other petrochemical products.
After the imposition of sanctions, Russian companies under sanctions redirected significant volumes of liquefied natural gas from Europe to the east, mainly to China, as well as to Russian Black Sea terminals for further export to Turkey, North Africa and the Balkan countries.
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