The French company Total sold a batch of contaminated oil from Russia in the amount of 720 thousand barrels. The trading unit was able to agree to sell a batch of contaminated oil at a discount exceeding $25 per barrel. This is reported by NefteRynok.
The cargo is currently being stored in Rotterdam. The buyer was not disclosed.
In April, in Druzhba pipeline, through which oil is exported from Russia through Belarus to the European countries, contaminated with chloride-contaminated oil was found.
Oil pumping has been suspended. Deliveries via the pipeline were resumed on July 1. Head of Transneft, Nikolai Tokarev, said on October 30 that the company had settled controversial issues regarding compensation for damage due to contaminated oil with almost all companies. At the same time, lots of contaminated oil is sold at a significant discount.
Recall that on April 19, Belarus for the first time announced deterioration in the quality of Russian Urals brand oil.
On April 24, Poland stopped the transit of oil from Belarus to Germany because of the "risk of a serious industrial accident”.
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