Availability of AdBlue for diesel vehicles improving
The National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA) has been engaged in active dialogue with the manufacturers and retailers of AdBlue. The needs for possible measures have been explored in a coordinated manner to ensure the availability of the additive. There are currently no more obvious signs of availability challenges, and a sufficient supply of AdBlue can be secured through market operator measures.
The National Emergency Supply Agency cooperated with several ministries to assess any needs for measures by the public administration and, with help from the ministries, supported the management of the overall situation and the preparation of the state’s preparedness measures.
Alongside the details provided by AdBlue manufacturers and retailers, the efforts to assess the situation and identify the necessary measures have been based on situational information gained through the pools of the National Emergency Supply Organisation in order to identify the special needs of various sectors.
The NESA has also held background discussions with manufacturers of exhaust gas treatment equipment. According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the national legislation cannot permit a temporary bypass of the AdBlue system. The regulation concerning EU emission limits requires the use of AdBlue solution or a corresponding method to reduce emissions. The requirement is based on an EU regulation, which prevents even temporary diverging provisions in Finland. According to current information, the EU is not preparing an exemption regulation on the matter.
Based on the latest situational picture formed by the NESA, there are currently no more obvious signs of availability challenges, and a sufficient supply of AdBlue can be secured through market operator measures. However, it remains advisable to continue the intensified monitoring of the situation and prepare for changes.
Over the coming days, there may be some local and temporary availability shortages, mainly due to hoarding. That said, the availability of AdBlue at distribution stations improved over the weekend and early week.