On February 12, 2018, at a working meeting at the Committee for the Operation, Construction, and Safety of the Oil and Gas Association of Ukraine, two draft legislative acts on the transport of dangerous goods were discussed: a law prepared by a group of national deputies and an order by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to approve a number of normative-legal acts in this sphere.
Both projects are aimed at bringing the сurrent Ukrainian regulations in line with legislation of the European Union.
The Ukrainian Oil & Gas Association committee members unanimously decided to send a set of proposals to the Transport Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, based on the real situation and the possibilities of the modern domestic transport infrastructure.
The Ukrainian Oil and Gas Association proposes to bring a number of provisions in line with European legislation. In particular, the requirements for harmonizing the route of the vehicle during the transportation of dangerous cargo, the inspection of the vehicle by the service centers after the issuance of the primary certificate of admission of TK for the carriage of cargo, as well as the provision governing the movement of vehicles with dangerous cargo in high-temperature conditions.
The Ukrainian Oil & Gas Association is the industry association representing the interests of the largest players in the oil and gas market. Today, the Association consists of 14 largest wholesale, retail, producing and processing companies representing national, international, private and state-owned business, including: gas station networks of WOG, ОKKО, Shell, AMIC Ukraine, Socar, KLO, Parallel, SunOil, Glusco, Gastron, Ukrgasvydobuvannya, Tsentrnaftogaspostach and wholesale suppliers as BNK-Ukraine and Alliance-Oil Ukraine. Members of the Ukrainian Oil & Gas Association cover approximately 50% of retail trade and almost 80% of the import of petroleum products.