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Russian Oil Lands on US Shores via Indian Refiners – WSJ

Data show Russian oil concealed in blended and refined gasoline, diesel and chemicals has made its way to the US from Indian refineries

Refined Russian oil has ended up in the US despite the sanctions imposed over Ukraine, a new report says.
Oil and gas tanks at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China. Some Russian oil cargo is also being transferred between ships in the Mediterranean, off the coast of West Africa and the Black Sea before heading for China, India and Western Europe, the report said. Photo: Reuters.


Shippers and oil refiners are transporting Russia crude globally – some even landing on US shores – after obscuring its origins, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing shipping records, Refinitiv data and analysis by Helsinki-based think tank Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.

Data show Russian oil concealed in blended refined products such as petrol, diesel and chemicals have been making their way to the US through the Suez Canal and across the Atlantic from Indian refineries, which have become major buyers of Russian oil, the report said.


Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal.





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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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