To bypass Western sanctions Russia transports its oil through the Egyptian El-Hamra terminal. About it informs “European Truth” with reference to Bloomberg.
The agency traced the Crested tanker, which delivered 700,000 barrels of Russian oil to Al-Hamra on the morning of July 24. A few hours later, another ship, Chris, took all or part of the oil from the port.
The tanker Chris is currently moored at the Ras Shuheir oil terminal on the Red Sea coast in Egypt. The terminal also makes it possible to blend Russian crude with Egyptian, making it difficult to trace its origin.
The unusual move makes it harder to trace the cargo’s final destination, adding to a trend of increasingly secretive Russian oil supplies as European buyers shunned them after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It is not yet clear whether the Al-Hamra terminal case is the only one or is one of the episodes of a regular scheme for exporting Russian oil to bypass Western sanctions.
Previously it was reported G7 countries are preparing for the introduction of marginal prices for Russian oilin order to deprive the aggressor of superprofits.