Syria ships naphtha to Venezuela
The Negra Hipólita tanker loaded a cargo of straight run distillation naphtha, an oil product that can be used to make gasoline
A Venezuelan vessel is returning to the South American country from Syria with a cargo of naphtha, shipping records showed on Thursday, after delivering a much needed shipment of diesel early this week as Western sanctions, causing shortages, are damaging the Syrian economy.
The oil tanker loaded a cargo of straight run distillation naphtha, an oil product that can be used to make gasoline, from the Syrian port of Banias. Satellite tracking data showed that the vessel would arrive in Amuay refinery port in Venezuela on June 12, Reuters reported.
The Negra Hipólita is the third vessel to deliver diesel to Syria from Venezuela, while a fourth shipment is being prepared, Syria s state news agency said on Wednesday.
Venezuela aroused the wrath of Washington last year by supplying fuel to Iran, which is also subject to Western sanctions on fuel supplies.
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