Crude shipments from Russia to Cuba are becoming more frequent. He had barely arrived in Matanzas on transsib bridgewhen an oil tanker of the same company, the kazanloaded 700,000 barrels at the Baltic port of Primorsk bound for a Havana refinery, according to Refinitiv Eikon data, released this Thursday by Reuters.
The arrival of the ship, which travels under the Liberian flag and belongs to Sun Ship Management, a unit of the Russian company Sovcomflot, which has been sanctioned by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada and has lost its insurance, is expected at the end of this month. of Western companies for its fleet.
The owner is the same as the transsib bridgethat arrived on wednesday passed to Matanzas to unload an undetermined amount of diesel. The tanker left the port of Nakhodka (Russia) with 300,000 barrels and, after passing through the Panama Canal, docked in Cartagena (Colombia). Although I did not unload anything in that port, there is the possibility that it transported some cargo to another ship, so it is unknown how much arrived on the Island.
In Julyanother Russian tanker, also from Sovcomflot and flying the Liberian flag, arrived at the port of Matanzas with 700,000 barrels of fuel oil from Ust-Luga.
Russian fuel is making a fundamental contribution to alleviating the energy crisis that the Island is currently experiencing, although it is still insufficient for Cuba’s needs
Russian fuel is making a fundamental contribution to alleviating the energy crisis that the island is currently experiencing, although it is still insufficient for the needs of Cuba, which this Friday has once again announced a 42% electricity deficit.
The Electric Union foresees for today a generation capacity of 2,100 MW and a maximum demand of 2,980 MW, but in the afternoon-night the maximum peak will be reached, when 950 MW are missing.
Therefore, it is expected that the blackouts and power outages will continue without a solution, since the thermoelectric plants continue to suffer constant outages from the National Electric System and the energy obtained through generators is also limited for technical reasons and lack of fuel to feed them.
Venezuela continues to send oil to its traditional ally and last month of August it reached 81,000 barrels per day, an amount that had not been recorded for years, mainly motivated by the increase in the production of the state oil company PDVSA.
Despite international sanctions, Russia is increasing sales to Cuba exponentially, although it is unknown how the island pays for this crude oil that, in principle and unlike Venezuela, reaches market prices.
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