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05 June 2020, 10:33

Belarus expects tanker with U.S. oil to arrive in Klaipeda on 5 June

MINSK, 5 June (BelTA) – Belarus expects the arrival of a tanker with U.S. oil for Belarus in Klaipeda in the evening of 5 June, Aleksandr Tishchenko, Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, told reporters.

“A tanker with American oil is coming soon. The arrival in Klaipeda is expected tonight,” Aleksandr Tishchenko said.

“The tanker left the port of Beaumont [Texas] on 16 May. Oil will be delivered from the port of Klaipeda to Belarus' oil refinery Naftan by rail. It will take about a week and a half.

As BelTA reported earlier, the tanker will deliver 80,000 tonnes of Bakken crude oil from the United States for Belarus. The deal was concluded with the participation of the U.S. energy trader United Energy Trading, and also with the assistance of U.S. firm Getka and their Polish partner UNIMOT.

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