Russia’s Oil Tanker Sits Off Ghana About Two Weeks After Reaching

According to Bloomberg, an oil tanker loaded with Russia’s crude has reportedly been idling off the Ghana coast for over two weeks on arriving.

The tanker reportedly christened that Theseus reached the territorial waters of Ghana on 24 February this year and was expected to be discharged into the storage tanks at the Tema oil refinery (TOR).

Russian pool of buyers shrank drastically in December following the EU’s ban on imports from the nation, compelling traders to find new markets for Russia’s barrels.

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According to Bloomberg data, this is the first-ever Russian shipment to the West African nation in about four years.

In late January, the tanker was loaded with about 600,000 barrels of crude from Russia’s port of Novorossiysk, per tanker tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.

The cargo on board reportedly originated from Russia, per data from Vortexa and a port agent report observed by Bloomberg.

The tanker was loaded with about 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk in late January, per tanker-tracking data shared by Bloomberg.

Clearance for the tanker was provided following some claims that the cargo came from Kazakhstan, one of the individuals said.

But data from Kpler, Vortexa, and a port agent report for Novorossiysk reflected that it had originated in Russia.

Besides, a product tanker SCF Yenisei with Russia’s diesel arrived at Tema a week back on loading approximately 40,000 tons from the port of Primorsk in early February, per a port agent report and ship-tracking data shared by Bloomberg. It is yet to discharge.

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