Ulaanbaatar Railways has suspended most of its travel schedules and o[operations due to severe diesel shortage last. A total of 11 freight trains and 4 passenger trains have been suspended, according to the report, which quoted an official from Ulaanbaatar Railways as saying that the company tried to save fuel by suspending routes with low demand. The official said the situation will improve as soon as fuel imports from Russia and China arrives.
The Ulaanbaatar Railway, operator of the country’s only railroad, is jointly owned by the Mongolian government and Russia’s state-owned company Russia Railways.
As Mongolia has no oil refining industry, 90 percent of its consumed petroleum products are imported from Russia.