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Russia’s Sokol Oil Cargoes Begin Moving to China and India

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Three tankers with Russian sokol oil, previously stranded at sea due to transaction difficulties due to sanctions, are headed to China and India, according to Kpler cited by Reuters.

  • The three vessels, the NS Century, NS Commander and Nellis, had been at sea since November.
  • The NS Century and NS Nellis are carrying 2.2m bbl of Sokol to Chinese ports. Both tankers are currently subject to fresh sanctions for breaching the $60/b cap.
  • Sources said the buyers were Chinese independent refiners.
  • The NS Commander is not subject to US sanctions is carrying 0.6m bbl of Sokol towards Jamnagar, India.
  • The backlog of sokol tankers has become the biggest disruption to Russia’s oil trade since sanctions were imposed on its industry.
  • Over 10m bbl of sokol have been floating at sea over the past three months.
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Three tankers with Russian sokol oil, previously stranded at sea due to transaction difficulties due to sanctions, are headed to China and India, according to Kpler cited by Reuters.

  • The three vessels, the NS Century, NS Commander and Nellis, had been at sea since November.
  • The NS Century and NS Nellis are carrying 2.2m bbl of Sokol to Chinese ports. Both tankers are currently subject to fresh sanctions for breaching the $60/b cap.
  • Sources said the buyers were Chinese independent refiners.
  • The NS Commander is not subject to US sanctions is carrying 0.6m bbl of Sokol towards Jamnagar, India.
  • The backlog of sokol tankers has become the biggest disruption to Russia’s oil trade since sanctions were imposed on its industry.
  • Over 10m bbl of sokol have been floating at sea over the past three months.