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Filled nobody wants Venezuelan oil tankers stuck for many months in the seas around the world because global oil companies EN masse are afraid to fall under US sanctions. About it writes Reuters with reference to sources, the state oil company PDVSA, and data tracing.
According to Refinitiv Eikon, in the seas has stopped at least 16 tankers. In total, they transported more than 18 million tons of raw materials, equivalent to the amount of oil that the country produces in two months. Some of the ships are at sea for more than six months. They several times came to the ports, but was unable to sell oil.
The reason was the reluctance of the world neftepererabotchikov fall under the restrictions of the United States. Washington tightened sanctions to stop the export of raw materials from Venezuela and to deprive the regime of President Nicolas Maduro’s main source of income. In early June 2020, the U.S. side has already blacklisted more than a hundred vessels and transportation companies for their role in the trade and transportation of oil PDVSA. Later it became known that the list was expanded by the captains of five Iranian tankers, writes “Interfax”.
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