Paper: Estonia experiencing asphalt shortage

Laying asphalt in Sargvere. Source: Olev Kenk/ERR

Road builders are running low on asphalt as Estonia's biggest supplier AS Nynas is experiencing problems with its bitumen supply chain and several projects have been interrupted as a result, financial newspaper Äripäev writes on Friday.

Due to the sanctions established against Venezuela, AS Nynas is experiencing problems with supply which has caused difficulties for the company. However, the head of the company, Indrek Tepp, confirmed there is no reason to panic because they have overcome the biggest issues.

The head of the road builder TREV-2 Group, Sven Pertens said several projects and work schedules have been disturbed by the delivery problems, but he didn't predict that road building in Estonia would entirely stop.

Last year, ERR News reported Sanctions limiting the sale of Venezuelan oil could damage the road construction industry in Estonia, as vital materials will not be available for import.

Estonian company AS Nynas is the country's largest importer of bitumen, an oil by-product which is used to make asphalt for road surfacing amongst other things.


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Editor: Roberta Vaino

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