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16 July 2020, 09:56

Belarus buys second batch of U.S. oil

MINSK, 16 July (BelTA) – Belarus has purchased the second batch of oil from the United States, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Tishchenko, Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim.

“According to the plan of August deliveries, the tanker began loading at the port of Beaumont [Texas] on 16 July. The tanker will bring 80,000 tonnes of White Eagle Blend (WEB) oil to Belarus,” Aleksandr Tishchenko said.

The cargo is expected to arrive in Klaipeda on 6-8 August. “This is the second tanker this year as part of the Belarusian-U.S. cooperation to diversify oil supplies for Belarus,” the press secretary said.

Aleksandr Tishchenko added that WEB is a mixture of three oil varieties (two U.S. and one Canadian). The oil has been developed for European oil refineries working on Russian Urals.

“The oil will be delivered to Naftan Oil Refinery from Klaipeda by railway. The batch will reach the plant in August,” the press secretary said.

The first tanker with U.S. oil for Belarus left the port of Beaumont on 16 May. A total of 77,000 tonnes of Bakken oil reached the port of Klaipeda on 5 June.

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