Press secretary of the state concern Belneftekhim Oleksandr Tyshchenko said that Belarus had ordered a new tanker with Azerbaijani oil in the amount of 85,000 tons, Angi reports.
Its arrival at the Ukrainian port Pivdennyi is expected on August 4-5.
“On August 2, a tanker with Azerbaijani oil left Supsa (Georgia). Arrival to port Pivdennyi (Odesa region) is expected on August 4-5,” he said.
Earlier, Chairman of Belneftekhim, Andrii Rybakov, reported that the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) could supply up to a million tons of oil to Belarus in 2020.
Belarus continues to diversify the procurement of raw materials for its two refineries amid periodic pricing disputes with the main and traditional supplier – Russia.
Continuing to purchase Russian oil with deliveries via Druzhba main pipeline and by rail, Belarus is also working with alternative routes for transporting raw materials to these refineries.
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