Russian fuel oil became a bestseller in the USA

After incumbent Republican President Donald Trump He accused representatives of the Democratic Party from New England in the purchase of Russian oil to the detriment of national interests, the issues of US-Russian energy relations came under scrutiny by the media, writes the Canadian newspaper Bay Street.

Trump somewhat exaggerated the "dependence" of the northeastern United States on the Russians, since most of the imported raw materials are a mixture of CPC-Blend with a large addition of oil from Kazakhstan. In 8 months of 2020, only four tankers with oil of exclusively Russian origin arrived in the United States. Two vessels brought Urals oil, and two brought the new Varandey grade from the Arctic.

Moreover, despite political battles, Moscow and Washington are showing impressive results of mutually beneficial economic cooperation. The most striking example is the supply of Russian fuel oil, which has become a real bestseller in the United States.

Refineries in the United States have been eagerly buying Russian fuel oil since 2013. In 2018, purchases skyrocketed. This happened against the backdrop of the OPEC + agreement and the US sanctions imposed on Iran and Venezuela. American refiners, realistically feeling the shortage of raw materials, began to actively buy Russian fuel oil.

Modern American refineries, with their advanced technology, they cannot produce fuel oil themselves, but they gladly use it as raw material and additives. Large capacities of primary oil refining have been preserved in Russia. But if earlier Russian oil products were exported through the Baltic countries, now Russia has blocked these supply channels and sends products through its own ports.

In 2019, Russian refineries produced 285 million tons of petroleum products, of which 47,3 million tons were fuel oil. At the same time, only 4 million tons of fuel oil remained in Russia, the rest was exported. In 2019, Russia supplied 12,6 million tons of fuel oil to the United States, which is twice as much as a year earlier. The main supplies went across the Atlantic. 110 tankers arrived on the east coast of the United States, and only 7 on the west coast.

Experts do not predict the end of the "black oil romance" between the US and Russia. The Americans will remain the main market for Russian fuel oil for a long time to come, leaving the Netherlands behind, which buys 9-10 million tons from Russia.
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  1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 10 September 2020 19: 45
    We must demand payment of fuel oil in rubles! Or yuan. We need the latter more. We will buy satellites on Ali Express.
  2. demo Offline demo
    demo (Van) 10 September 2020 20: 09
    Main characteristics.

    Monitoring and control
    In 2019, the following were delivered to the domestic market of the country:
    motor gasoline - 34,8 million tons (-2,2% or -0,8 million tons by 2018);
    diesel fuel - 38,2 million tons (+7%, or +2,5 million tons by 2018),
    aviation kerosene - 10,9 million tons (+0,9%, or +0,1 million tons by 2018);
    heating oil - 12 million tons (+3,4%, or +0,4 million tons).

    It is not clear - who is lying?
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 10 September 2020 22: 21
      You have a disgusting habit of checking information winked Is it possible? laughing
      1. demo Offline demo
        demo (Van) 12 September 2020 18: 09
        Sinful. I confess. But I can’t do anything with myself. I repent and sin again. Weak man! But God is merciful. Forgive. Hopefully.
    2. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
      Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 12 September 2020 14: 56
      Ha, demo, it is so impudent and even impudent to incriminate ... fiddling with its monitoring and control. Commercials and enemies can be made. Let's take a different approach, let's take into account the fact that the author so wanted to dunk our overseas "partners" with his snout in their own feces poured on Russia.
      1. demo Offline demo
        demo (Van) 12 September 2020 18: 08
        For more than 10 years I have been dealing with oil products and I know all the tricks of our government, not by hearsay.
  3. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 11 September 2020 08: 17
    Amerikosy cover everything and everyone for us, and we give them fuel oil on the cheap. This nullified rat has no honor or conscience at all. And at the same time he scoffs at the country. Voting soon - think.
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 11 September 2020 11: 03
      Quote: Rashid116
      Voting soon - think.

      Voting ... a President in the United States? No question, I would vote, but after all "Russian hackers will put their own in prison again." lol
      1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
        Rashid116 (Rashid) 11 September 2020 20: 54
        You can cut in the "fool", or you can vote in good faith. EP, Putin's party, with all that it implies. Through these sixes, under amicable approval, he drags laws. Including pension reform and VAT. 757818-7 "On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation in terms of introducing the concept of illegal enrichment and other measures aimed at combating corruption" - they also hacked to death in the first reading, under the pretext that we already have such a law and it works great))). Joke further, United Russia.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 12 September 2020 19: 07
          they also hacked to death in the first reading, under the pretext that we already have such a law and it works great))).

          If anything, not a word about it works great. I still recommend reading the rationale. hi


          By the way, there are not only edros in the committee. List by link:

          1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
            Rashid116 (Rashid) 19 September 2020 10: 25
            I have already looked through the information on this matter, and made conclusions. Maybe there are still some Edrosov's six. But they still have most of them. And who hacked down the amendments about real estate and accounts abroad, can you tell me?
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 19 September 2020 12: 28
              I have already looked through the information on this matter, and made conclusions. Maybe there are still some Edrosovian sixes. But they still have most.

              In a transposed form, the law simply could not be adopted because it contradicts fundamental principles. Nobody canceled the presumption of innocence. The people who submitted the project for consideration could not fail to understand this, unless of course they are infinitely stupid. And that means it was just PR before the elections. Do you not understand this or do not want to understand?

              And who hacked down the amendments about real estate and accounts abroad, tell me?

              If you honestly did not delve into it. Specific surnames are not that important. I believe it was lobbied by the interested parties. This confirms the presence in the "echelons of power" of people who have real estate abroad and who do not want to give it up, let alone leave power on this basis.

              How important and fundamental it is, I find it difficult to say. I know people who bought real estate abroad, apartments in Bulgaria (believe me, the amounts are not exorbitant, if I wanted to, I could do it myself), they did it exclusively for their salary. It turns out with such an amendment they automatically pass into the category of "corrupt bastards" and now the way is closed to them?
              As for the bills ... again, I didn’t go deep, but isn’t that it?

              “T) federal government service; the establishment of restrictions for the replacement of state and municipal posts, posts of state and municipal service, including restrictions related to the presence of citizenship of a foreign state or a residence permit or other document confirming the right of permanent residence of a citizen of the Russian Federation on the territory of a foreign state, as well as restrictions related to the opening and availability of accounts (deposits), storage of cash and valuables in foreign banks located outside the territory of the Russian Federation.»


              If you made a mistake in something, correct hi
              1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                Rashid116 (Rashid) 19 September 2020 12: 57
                We'll argue with you later, it is necessary to delve into it again))) Now I answer those who understand their impunity (I was in the "bathhouse" for two weeks, I didn't notice, my work is related to mechanical engineering and agricultural machinery. season ", smart people are preparing equipment for winter). From our thoughts: we are not talking about the small amounts that you voiced and if everything is honest, they will easily prove it. For that kind of money, hardly anyone will become a traitor, just With large sums, it's another matter - he stole, cheated, killed, directly or indirectly, and also risked a rather large amount of such a period. Anyone will be on the hook. And what kind of money do they keep and receive treatment abroad? It’s they who write the laws and supervise everyone and everything. What do they not like the result? I read somewhere, too lazy to rummage now that in some country officials have no right to receive treatment, teach children and keep funds abroad while they are in the service. In South Korea, it seems, not a fact .. I think this is fair. Why are they rushing to power? To rob us and cut us over the hillock, until Or they want to improve our life (as they themselves declare) and benefit our country.
                1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                  Rashid116 (Rashid) 19 September 2020 12: 59
                  Realizing their impunity, they watered me in different ways. I forgot to add)))
                2. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 19 September 2020 13: 19
                  I understood the meaning. This also does not provide a complete guarantee. Remember in South Korea a woman president (may her name be buried in the ashes of the Internet, a difficult to remember name laughing ) burned out on corruption? Her friend turned her around as she wanted.
                  In general, see you hi
                  1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                    Rashid116 (Rashid) 19 September 2020 13: 23
                    You understand that these are childish pranks. If they build us a life like in South Korea, I will even forgive them pranks with Dzhigurda)))
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