Europe's imports of Russian-sourced diesel spiked last month as the continent struggles to completely ween itself off of Moscow's fuel in the wake of the war in Ukraine.
Russian diesel was more popular than non-Russian diesel in Europe, according to a report. Europe's imports of Russian diesel increased from July to July of this year.
Europe's appetite for Russian diesel has gone up as Moscow's war inUkraine continues. The European Union pledged earlier this year to eliminate Russian crude imports by the end of 2022.
Because of the rising prices for diesel as well as refineries struggling to keep pace with demand, it appears questionable whether Europeans will be able to fully carry through on the diesel import ban.
Diesel comes from the transformation of crude into fuel at European refineries. During the height of the Covid-19 epidemic, the refining capacity on the continent was cut. Europe is racing to shore up energy stores ahead of the winter season while condemning the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine.