The Namibian government is exploring cushioning measures as more oil price increases are expected due the continuous geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine. In an interview with the Namibia press agency the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Andreas Simon, explained that through the equalisation levy provided by the National Energy Fund, an amount of approximately N$ 143 million has been availed to cover the under-recoveries being recorded as fuel market prices continue to rise. Simon warned though that the fuel surge is not only determined by the price per barrel from the oil suppliers, but also by US currency fluctuations.