Weekly snapshot: Russian fossil fuel exports 28 November to 4 December 2022

The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has released its weekly update on fossil fuel exports from Russia.

The week of 28 November to 4 December 2022 was the last week before the EU’s oil ban and the wider price cap on Russian crude oil came into effect.

The EU, India, China, Turkey and Japan were the top five importers of Russian fossil fuels the week of 28 November to 4 December 2022.

Crude oil dominated imports from the EU, India and China, while Turkey imported a relatively even mix of coal, crude oil, oil products and pipeline gas. LNG dominated Japan’s imports.

Out of the EU countries, the top five EU importers were the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Latvia and Poland.

The top two ports importing Russian fossil fuels were in India, one port was in Italy, one in Malaysia and one in China.

Shipments in the last week

The weekly update of Russian fossil fuel exports was prepared by Meri Pukarinen, Europe-Russia Policy Officer, CREA; and Jan Lietava, Data Scientist/Engineer, CREA.

The weekly update is also available in Ukrainian.