Belarus Eyes Klaipeda Port To Receive Venezuelan Oil

Belarus is reviewing the possibility of employing the Klaipeda port in Lithuania to receive 2.5 million tons of Venezuelan crude over the next two years, Lithuanian Ambassador to Belarus Edminas Bagdonas said.

The ambassador said that this volume of crude could be shipped through the Klaipeda port "at the moment the sides sign an agreement". "We do not know what volume there will be next year, but that is a technical issue. And we are ready", he added.

In turn, the Klaipeda port director of marketing, Arturas Drungilas stated that so far one 80-ton shipment of Venezuelan crude has been delivered through the port to Belarus.

"That delivery was successful. How much is delivered through the end of the year depends on the client - on the Belarussian importers and on agreements with private companies, specifically, Klaipeda nafta", he said


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