The first batch of oil from the U.S. started to arrive in Belarus at JSC “Naftan” on Thursday. This was reported to journalists in the press service of the concern “Belneftekhim”.
“American oil began to flow on “Naftan”. At noon, the oil began to drain from the tanks arrived in the morning composition. The company is involved in the processing,” informed in the concern.
Specify that within 10 days all the oil will go to the factory.
The evening of 5 June in Klaipeda, the port of beaumont (Texas) arrived tanker NS Captain. The operator of the Lithuanian oil terminal company Klaipedos nafta announced that it has delivered 77 thousand tons of oil for Belarus. This is the first in the history of the Republic a cargo of oil from the United States.
The Lithuanian state railway operator Lietuvos gelezinkeliai reported that in General, delivery will be created 22-23 composition. Daily plan to send 120 tanks, or approximately 7 thousand tons of oil.
The U.S. Embassy in Lithuania on 6 June noted that this “competitive transaction” implemented by the supplier of energy resources United Energy Trading, together with the American company Getka and its partner in Poland Unimot, strengthens the autonomy and independence of Belarus.
The Belarusian foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in turn, stressed that the supply of American oil are part of a government strategy to diversify sources and ensure the stable operation of the oil refinery complex of Belarus in 2020 and in subsequent years.
Earlier, on 12 may, in Klaipeda came seventh in this year the tanker with oil for Belarus – 87 thousand tons of oil was delivered from Saudi Arabia, it was acquired by the company, Saudi Aramco. Also this year, klaipėda port with tankers used to pass the Norwegian and Russian oil.
In addition, there had been a delivery of oil via the port of Odessa to the Mozyr refinery via pipeline Odessa-Brody and Brody-Mozyr.
According to the “Belneftekhim”, the cargo of American oil will be the 12th tanker delivery in the current year from alternative suppliers. “The total amount of tanker deliveries exceeded 1 million tons of oil,” said the group.