To aggravate the situation: a tanker with almost 1 million barrels of oil went from Russia to the USA

Russia, among other oil suppliers to the United States, continues to export “black gold” overseas. Thus, according to the VesselFinder portal, the Russian tanker Iasonas is currently moving towards the Gulf of Mexico with almost 1 million barrels on board. It is expected that the ship will reach the US coast on May 16.

Meanwhile, near Los Angeles there was a kind of paradoxical situation. In coastal waters anchored are about three dozen oil vessels, to the eyeballs filled with fuel. The American oil storage facilities are full, and the country's authorities have no choice but to store energy in tankers floating at sea.

The Russian oil tanker further exacerbates the already difficult situation with excess US oil. Iasonas is now located near Denmark and is heading towards the North Sea.

According to the US Department of Energy’s information management information, in January of this year, Russia supplied the United States with 18,6 million barrels of oil. The Russian Federation became the third in this indicator, letting Canada (139,6 million) and Mexico (26,5 million) go ahead.

The United States produces mostly light oil. Heavy grades of fuel, meanwhile, are necessary, since they are used by some American refineries.
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  1. Bulanov Online Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 27 2020 16: 04
    And in Cuba, if anything, can this oil be drained?
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 27 2020 18: 34
      Wherever you want, the ocean is big.
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  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 27 2020 21: 12
    So it’s necessary.
  4. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 27 2020 21: 13
    The tanker was built in Korea, belongs to the Greeks, goes under the flag of Liberia ... why did it suddenly become Russian ?? Due to the fact that he took oil in Ust Lug ??
  5. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) April 28 2020 00: 14
    How oil can cost - $ 40.
    A simple explanation.
    Imagine that the wife is going to go on a business trip, and the husband orders for $ 50 a "girl with low social responsibility," who will come in 10 days. This is called a futures contract.
    Suddenly, all flights are canceled due to quarantine, and the wife stays home for the next 60 days. The husband tries to get rid of the obligation to accept the girl and tries to resell it urgently to someone. But because of quarantine, all husbands are in a similar situation (the oil storage in Cushing is full).
    To make matters worse, the pimp (New York Mercantile Exchange) cannot take the girl back because all rooms are occupied.
    The husband is forced to pay anyone $ 40 to get rid of the asset.
    1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 29 2020 02: 39
      Admit it, would you take such an asset, while receiving money?
    2. Pereira Offline Pereira
      Pereira (Michael) April 29 2020 15: 02
      If $ 50 has already been paid, you can simply refuse to receive a paid order. The girl will only be glad.
      If payment has not yet been made, the girl can not be allowed into the apartment under the pretext of canceling the order due to force majeure.
      The third option, if the girl, without receiving money, threatens to make a noisy scandal on the landing. Then yes, $ 40.
      And which of the three options illustrates oil operations?