Global reliance on burning fossil fuels perpetuates conflict and energy insecurity as well as air pollution and climate change.
The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) is identifying fossil fuel exports from Russia and effective economic and financial countermeasures against Russia to help end the Russian military’s unprovoked and unjustified attack against the sovereign nation of Ukraine, which CREA absolutely condemns as a violation of the fundamental values of human wellbeing, safety, and dignity that CREA seeks to advance.
Read our Statement of Support for Ukraine and see below to find CREA’s data, analyses, and policy recommendations on Russian fossil fuel exports.
Fossil fuel exports are a key enabler of Russia’s military buildup and brutal aggression against Ukraine. The Russian Energy Export Tracker is a project developed by CREA to bring light to details of energy exports from Russia and how they changed after the invasion of Ukraine. We do that by tracking detailed ship movements and pipeline flows in as much detail as possible.
Our aim is to inform politicians, policymakers, media and other stakeholders about the buyers and the sheer amount of money flowing to Russia selling its fossil fuels. By providing more transparency into the topic, we engage all stakeholders to push for actions that would block financial flows supplying the Russian war campaign as soon as possible.
These reports provide regular assessments of Russia’s fossil fuel exports, providing a detailed picture of the importing countries, ports and companies, as well as trends in the volume of exports and imports. Read more on the methodology.
Financing Putin’s war: Fossil fuel exports from Russia in the first six months of the invasion of Ukraine
Financing Putin’s war: Fossil fuel imports from Russia in the first 100 days of the invasion
CREA encourages all governments and corporate buyers of Russian fossil fuels to
- end all purchases, in order to strengthen the effect of the sanctions and help end the war and the crimes against humanity committed by the Russian military.
- end transshipments of Russian fossil fuels to third parties.
- during any wind-down or transition period, or if a full ban isn’t plausible, institute tariffs on imports from Russia. Sufficiently high tariffs would encourage buyers not to purchase from Russia whenever possible, and curb the price paid to Russian suppliers on spot markets.
- create a plan to replace Russian fossil fuels with clean (non-fossil) energy, energy efficiency and energy savings measures as soon as possible. This will be far more impactful than just re-arranging the global trade flows of fossil fuels, and will have far greater economic, health and national security benefits.
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