Kpler: Saudi Arabia increased imports of diesel fuel from Russia to 2.5 million barrels in early March
In the first ten days of March, Saudi Arabia, a major seller of petroleum products, imported almost 2.5 million barrels of diesel from Russia, a much larger increase than at "any other time in the past six years," the agency said. Bloomberg with reference to Kpler data. At the same time, Saudi Arabia supplies significant volumes of fuel to Europe, the agency notes. Exports of Russian diesel fuel to Brazil, Morocco, Turkey and Tunisia have also grown in recent months, Bloomberg reports.
National oil company Saudi Aramco says it imports refined petroleum products from multiple sources to meet domestic demand. “The company continues to try to balance these needs, and this was practiced even before the Russian-Ukrainian conflict,” Saudi Aramco said.
Russia had to look for alternative buyers for its oil products, since in February the European Union banned their sea imports in response to a military operation.
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